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one who inherits the property or position of another, inheritor, successor, beneficiary


heir
\heir\ (?), n. [oe. heir, eir, hair, of. heir, eir, f. hoir, l. heres; of uncertain origin. cf. hereditary, heritage.]
1. one who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter. i am my father's heir and only son.
2. one who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues. and i his heir in misery alone.
heir
apparent. (law.) see under apparent.
heir
at law, one who, after his ancector's death, has a right to inherit all his intestate estate. (law dict.).
heir
presumptive, one who, if the ancestor should die immediately, would be his heir, but whose right to the inheritance may be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative, or by some other contingency.
heir
\heir\ (?), v. t. to inherit; to succeed to. [r.] one only daughter heired the royal state.
heir
n
1. a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another [syn: inheritor, heritor]


2. a person who inherits some title or office [syn: successor]


heir
under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among the sons of his legitimate wives (gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. the mosaic law made specific regulations regarding the transmission of real property, which are given in detail in deut. 21:17; num. 27:8; 36:6; 27:9-11. succession to property was a matter of right and not of favour. christ is the "heir of all things" (heb. 1:2; col. 1:15). believers are heirs of the "promise," "of righteousness," "of the kingdom," "of the world," "of god," "joint heirs" with christ (gal 3:29; heb. 6:17; 11:7; james 2:5; rom. 4:13; 8:17).

  similar words(5) 

 heir at law 
 heir apparent 
 presumptive heir 
 last heir 
 heir presumptive 


The Hebrew institutions relative to inheritance were of a very simple character. Under the patriarchal system the property was divided among the sons of the legitimate wives, (Genesis 21:10; 24:36; 25:5) a larger portion being assigned to one, generally the eldest, on whom devolved the duty of maintaining the females of the family. The sons of concubines were portioned off with presents. (Genesis 25:6) At a later period the exclusion of the sons of concubines was rigidly enforced. (Judges 11:1) ff. Daughters had no share in the patrimony, (Genesis 21:14) but received a marriage portion. The Mosaic law regulated the succession to real property thus: it has to be divided among the sons, the eldest receiving a double portion, (21:17) the others equal shares; if there were no sons, it went to the daughters, (Numbers 27:8) on the condition that they did not marry out of their own tribe, (Numbers 36:6) ff.; otherwise the patrimony was forfeited. If there were no daughters it went to the brother of the deceased; if no brother, to the paternal uncle; and, failing these to the next of kin. (Numbers 27:9-11)
  

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Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an important role in human societies. The rules of inheritance differ between societies and have changed over time.

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Origin
Pear trees take many years to mature and give fruit. You don't plant them for yourself but for your heirs.

Noun
1. a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
(synonym) inheritor, heritor
(hypernym) recipient, receiver
(hyponym) heir apparent
2. a person who inherits some title or office
(synonym) successor
(hypernym) offspring, progeny, issue


To dream that you fall heir to property or valuables, denotes that you are in danger of losing what you already possess. and warns you of coming responsibilities. Pleasant surprises may also follow this dream.
  

  hire

Aer = n. slaughter; battle; heir Edlin = n. heir apparent Etifedd = n. heir, an infant

One who might inherit or succeed to an interest in land under the state law of descent when the owner dies without leaving a valid will.

hidden; young man; heir
  

(v. t.)
To inherit; to succeed to.
   (n.)
One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
   (n.)
One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
  

The true heir of one of the founders of Hogwarts (Salazer Slytherin) who could unseal the Chamber of Secrets, unleash the horror within, and use it to purge the school of all who were unworthy to study magic, especially Muggle-born witches and wizards.

Under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among the sons of his legitimate wives (Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic law made specific regulations regarding the transmission of real property, which are given in detail in Deut. 21:17; Num. 27:8; 36:6; 27:9-11. Succession to property was a matter of right and not of favour. Christ is the "heir of all things" (Heb. 1:2; Col. 1:15). Believers are heirs of the "promise," "of righteousness," "of the kingdom," "of the world," "of God," "joint heirs" with Christ (Gal 3:29; Heb. 6:17; 11:7; James 2:5; Rom. 4:13; 8:17).

A person entitled under state laws of intestacy to property of a decedent who did not have a will. At common law, this term was restricted to lawfully born children who could inherit land from an ancestor; under statutes, it includes all those who have the right to inherit from a deceased person if there is no will specifying how it's divided.


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