• (noun): A person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.
    Synonyms: inheritor, heritor
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on heir, heirs:

Singranatore Family - Origins
... was circumscribed by the Mughal Emperors, and the heir depended to a certain extent on the pleasure of the sovereign ... Heirs were set by descent or a times even adoption by religious laws ... politics was at the heart of naming an heir ...
Hindu Succession Act, 1956 - Certain Exceptions
... If, and the heirs are both male and female, the female heir is not allowed to request partition until the male heir chooses to divide their respective shares ... If this female heir is a daughter, she has the right to reside in the home if she is unmarried, divorced or widowed ...
List Of Deltora Quest Characters - Villains - Ols - Dain
... book, Lief assembles representatives of all seven tribes to pledge loyalty to the Heir and thus hope that the Belt will lead them to the Heir ... It seems clear that Dain is the heir (his name is even made of the same letters as the first King, Adin), but just then he gets kidnapped ... Knowing that they must get the Belt to the true Heir, the team makes plans to get into the city ...
Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa - Heir
... who was groomed by his father Edward to accept this position, but her chosen heir is her adoptive son Prince David Kalākaua Kawānanakoa ...
List Of Heirs Of Scotland - Heirs To William I
... I was unmarried at the time of his accession, so the next heir was his younger brother, David, who was made Earl of Huntingdon ... He remained heir presumptive until the birth of his niece, Margaret, born in 1193 ... of a son, Alexander, born on 24 August 1198, who was heir apparent from birth ...

More definitions of "heir":

  • (noun): A person who inherits some title or office.
    Synonyms: successor

Famous quotes containing the word heir:

    Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?
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    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)