Meaning of “heiress” in the English Dictionary

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"heiress" in British English

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heiressnoun [ C ]

uk /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
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(Definition of “heiress” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)