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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Heretrix(e, Heritrix, n. Also: herietrix, herritrix, hæretrix. [Formed as Heretricen., after L. feminines in -trix.] An heiress, a female heritor (see Heritour n.). 1551 Banff Ann. II. 380.
Elezeabit Ord, dothir and heretrixe to vmqll Johne Ord
c 1560 Stirlings of Keir 414.
Johne Buchquhanane … marriet ane Jonat Lany, heritrix of that ilk
a1578 Pitsc. I. 61.
Hou the herritrix of Fendraucht was mareit upon Allexander Dunbar
Ib. 64/7.
Mauld Frasser, herietrix of Frendreich
1596 Dalr. I. 324/27.
The hæretrix of Hundingtoune and Northumbirland he obteinet in mariage
1667 Highland P. II. 14.
In the year 1401 Eufam Leslie … fell to be heritrix of Ros
Ib. 17.
He meits with fourtie men of the heretrix's
1697 Decis. Lords 750.
The nearest of kin of the heretrix of Ayton

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