Definition of heiress in English:


Syllabification: heir·ess
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)ris


  • A female heir, especially to vast wealth: an oil heiress
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    • Of course, it is not obligatory for young heirs and heiresses to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
    • He not only had offices at his disposal, he also had heirs, heiresses, and widows.
    • In medieval England, a rape law existed, but according to Anna Clark, it was primarily formulated to deal with abduction and the illicit marriage of heiresses.

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