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Heir

A person entitled to receive property (and, in some jurisdictions, title) from a deceased person. An heir may be designated by custom or statute, or may be selected in the decedent's will.

heir

A person who by will or statutory law receives or is scheduled to receive a portion or all of the assets of an estate.

heir

One who inherits property.

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Cecil Roth, head of the Jewish Historical Society of England, and Judah Magnes also believed that the Hebrew University should be the primary trustee of the heirless Jewish cultural material.
36) Also, the customary practice of restituting objects to their countries of origin was eventually replaced at the request of the Jewish community, as previously noted, and heirless property was given to a central organisation to distribute among survivors accordingly.
The King of Poland, however, has dispossessed the Empire of the whole of Prussia and a large part of Livonia, and is now trying to acquire Riga, and has concluded a peace treaty and a secret pact with the Turkish Sultan, pursuant to which, should the King die heirless, the Holy Roman Empire and the German people will have an undesirable neighbour in Poland--the Sultan.
BUILT in 1914, the Smith & Pepper business suddenly closed down overnight in 1981 when three heirless siblings - Eric, 81, Olive, 78, and Tom, 74 - failed to find a buyer in just one week.
The following year, King Tu Durc died, heirless, throwing the court into factional anarchy.
44 trillion) worth of heirless Jewish properties specifically excluded from the restitution process.
property remains unclaimed or heirless six months after the Treaty
42) England's heirless future seemed to reflect the exhaustion of a world, the short time before Doomsday rather than the advent of the millennium.
25, 5-10) detailing the responsibility of a man to produce a male heir by the widow of his deceased heirless brother.
Their concerns are focused instead on rising levels of unemployment, dwindling natural resources--most significantly, water--Oman's future after oil, and what will happen when the heirless Sultan Qabus passes from the scene.
When Pangjum's father became heirless (a state of not having even a single son), Chhiringdorje was brought as resident son-in-law.
48) For in such situations the removed, defeated, or heirless dead suzerain could no longer fulfill his promises to provide protection to his subordinate.