Associations to the word «Heir»


HEIR, noun. Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
HEIR, noun. One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
HEIR, noun. A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.
HEIR APPARENT, noun. (usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit if surviving the one whose property is to be inherited.
HEIR AT LAW, noun. (legal) Alternative spelling of heir-at-law
HEIR PRESUMPTIVE, noun. (usually monarchy) Someone who will inherit only if no better choice for an heir is born.

Dictionary definition

HEIR, noun. A person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.
HEIR, noun. A person who inherits some title or office.

Wise words

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