Definition of heritor in English:


Line breaks: heri|tor
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛrɪtə


Scots Law
  • 1A proprietor of a heritable object.
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    • Especially from mid-century, large landowners, ‘heritors’, were given special powers under Scots poor laws; this too may have helped to ensure stringency.
    • The church had 430 sittings all divided among the heritors, these being the land-owners and farmers in the parish.
    • The river abounds with trout, eel, and salmon; and both heritors have fishings on it.
  • 1.1An heir.
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    • That being the case, I'm not convinced that either your preference not to have a little genetic heritor running around, or the resultant heavy load on Social Services is really relevant.
    • Four hundred years after the death of Cleopatra, Egyptians - the heritors of the longest-lived society in history - had literally no idea what was contained in the Papyrus of Ani.
    • When someone was believed to be a heritor and he turns not to be, the inheritance partition will be null.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French heriter, based on Latin hereditarius (see hereditary). The spelling change in the 16th century was by association with words ending in -or1.

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