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[in-her-i-triks] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ trɪks/

noun, plural inheritrices
[in-her-i-trahy-seez] /ɪnˌhɛr ɪˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA). Law.
a woman who inherits; heiress.


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