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heiress

noun [C]     /ˈeə.res/ US  /ˈer.es/
a woman or girl who will receive or already has received a lot of money, property, or a title from another person, especially an older member of the same family, when that person dies: the heiress to the throne a Texan oil heiress → See also heirInheriting and bequeathing
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