Definition of coheiress in US English:



  • A joint heiress.

    • ‘It now belongs to the Duke of Norfolk, as descended from one of the coheiresses of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, who died in 1616.’
    • ‘Hals speaks of two coheiresses of the Vospers, to one of whom this estate was assigned.’
    • ‘Mr. Perry, who married one of the coheiresses of the Sidneys, Earls of Leicester, built a fine seat at Turville park, and was sheriff of the county in 1741.’
    • ‘The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to the coheiresses of the Baroness Braye.’
    • ‘He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Tristram Colan of Colan.’
    • ‘He was the son of Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, by his wife, Anne, coheiress of Dacre and Gillesland, and was born at Finchingfield in Essex on 7th July, 1586.’
    • ‘The coheiresses, in the reign of King John, married Vernon and Bassett.’
    • ‘King Henry V, the eldest son of Henry, Earl of Derby and Mary Bohun, coheiress of the Earldom of Hereford, was born at Monmouth Castle.’