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heiress

n. feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has received a large amount upon the death of a rich relative, as in the "department store heiress."

heiress

a female HEIR.

HEIRESS. A female heir to a person having an estate of inheritance. When there is more than one, they are called co-heiresses, or co-heirs.

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Hotel heiresses Paris and Nicky Hilton were also spotted alongside their mother Kathy.
Lee, however, calls his study of the heiresses of Buccleuch "thin description," (ix) or story telling for its own sake, though he admits he also uses the story to discuss seventeenth-century aristocratic marriages, Scottish politics, and Charles II's court, and does refer to and debate recent historians on these topics.
Nicky Hilton, the younger of the two famous hotel heiresses, has been making a name for herself as a handbag designer and special correspondent for E
Around 250 guests are expected at the ceremony, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Sarah Ferguson and hotel heiresses Paris and Nicky Hilton with their mother Kathy.
In a recent review of the new album, the Donnas were hailed by Blender magazine as ``the tomboy heiresses to the kingdoms of Kiss and the Ramones.
MTV has "Rich Girls," which documents the shopping-and-sentimentality-heavy summer before college of New York heiresses Ally Hilfiger and Jamie Gleisher.
Spring dwells on the logic of real property law, arguing that it worked systematically to exclude aristocratic women; she sees common law as more generous to heiresses than real property law, which, in her view, developed to countermand that generosity.
The star, 24, went to New York's Convent Of The Sacred Heart as a child along with heiresses Paris, 29, and Nicky Hilton, 26.