• (noun): A person who inherits some title or office.
    Synonyms: successor
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on heir, heirs:

Singranatore Family - Origins
... the zamindar class 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 ... Crown and not act as hereditary lords, but at times family politics was at the heart of naming an heir ...
List Of Heirs Of Scotland - Heirs To William I
... 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 ... the eventual arrival of a son, Alexander, born on 24 August 1198, who was heir apparent from birth ...
List Of Deltora Quest Characters - Villains - Ols - Dain
... 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 ... It turns out Dain is not the Heir, but a Grade 3 Ol, capable of assuming even inanimate shapes, and sent to spy on the Resistance and eventually on the trio ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "heir":

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

Famous quotes containing the word heir:

    We do the same thing to parents that we do to children. We insist that they are some kind of categorical abstraction because they produced a child. They were people before that, and they’re still people in all other areas of their lives. But when it comes to the state of parenthood they are abruptly heir to a whole collection of virtues and feelings that are assigned to them with a fine arbitrary disregard for individuality.
    Leontine Young (20th century)

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    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars: and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world.
    Thomas Traherne (1636–1674)