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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

HERITRIX, n. Also †heretrix, †heretrice. Pl. -trixes, -trices. A female heir or heritor, an heiress.Sc. 1702 Analecta Scot. (Maidment 1834) I. 61:
A gentleman of the name of Mcinzie also, who is maryed to the heretrix of that estate of Lovat.
Gsw. 1719 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1909) 61:
Issobel Bogle, dawghter and heir served and infeft to the deceist James Bogle, merchant, heretrix of one of the high shops that were in the touns corner house.

[O.Sc. heretrice, 1516–1641, heiress, heretrix, heritrix, etc., 1551–1697, heiress, female heritor. Formed in imitation of Fr. and Lat. feminines in -trice, -trix from Heritor, q.v.]

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