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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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(obne Besitz [('heirless')]) or JIWO (YIVO, using the Polish spelling)." The work was dreary.
In Tudor times Tatton was bought by the Egerton family who owned the estate until the last Lord Egerton died heirless in 1958.
To the king's riddling speech, Lancelot, whose "wifeless and heirless" state Arthur has just lamented, appropriately can make no answer (LE, 1360-76).
The Tsar agreed that, should Magnus abdicate or die heirless, a member of the Danish royal house would be elected new ruler, but only on condition that he take a similar oath of loyalty, and that the King of Denmark enter into permanent alliance with the Tsar against the said countries.
In the case of Kachhawahas, it had long been established that an heirless maharaja would appoint a successor from among the sons of the Thakur of Jhalai thikana.
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.
Members of the Jewish community viewed the restitution process as generally fair but wanted to see compensation paid for the estimated $2.3 to $18.6 billion (HUF 430 billion to 3.44 trillion) worth of heirless Jewish properties specifically excluded from the restitution process.
property remains unclaimed or heirless six months after the Treaty
Should we conclude that a guilt offering [that constitutes the second stage of atonement for a repentant thief whose victim had died heirless; see Numbers 5:6-8] whose owner dies should revert to a state of unconsecration because on this understanding [that he would die before attonement was completeted] the owner would not have consecrated it?...
(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.