heirs and assigns

Heirs and Assigns

A term for the persons to whom property is bequeathed in a will (the heirs) and the persons to whom they may in turn give, sell or bequeath the same property (the assigns). The term may be used in a will to indicate that an heir is given unconditional ownership and is free to assign it as he/she wishes.

heirs and assigns

Because of peculiarities in old English common law, these words when used in a deed,“To Harry Smith, his heirs and assigns,” indicate an intention to transfer the maximum possible estate in land.

References in classic literature ?
WITH YOUR MILLIONS WE PASS DOWN TO YOUR HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER.
These rights can be invoked by the heirs and assigns of the data subject who had passed away or is incapacitated, except when personal data are processed for scientific and statistical research, or criminal and administrative investigation.
The Settlement states, at Paragraph 10, that it 'is made for the exclusive benefit of the parties hereto and their successors, heirs and assigns.' However, the holding in Brear makes clear that '(e]ven with regard to an original party to the instrument imposing the restriction (i.e., the grantor), s.27(a) precludes enforcement unless the restriction is stated to be for his benefit.' 447 Mass.
"I also give and bequeath unto Joseph Dochsteder my youngest son to him and his heirs and assigns, forever, the Homestead farm being Lot No.