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inheritor Syllabification: in·her·i·tor
Pronunciation: /inˈheridər/

Definition of inheritor in English:


A person who inherits something; an heir: we are the inheritors of these cultural traditions
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  • So we are, in fact, the inheritors and recipients of all of those interesting evolutionary experiments.
  • Other distinctions to be wary of include whether the tax is on the estate of the deceased or on what an inheritor actually receives.
  • This way, when an insured event occurs, the loan receiver or his or her inheritors will be able to draw the money from the insurance company and pay back the remainder of the loan with it.

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