legal heir

legal heir
lawful heir, one who inherits or is legally entitled to inherit

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • legal heir — see heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. legal heir …   Law dictionary

  • legal heir — noun : heir at law …   Useful english dictionary

  • heir — / ar/ n: one who inherits or is entitled to succeed to the possession of property after the death of its owner: as a: one who by operation of law inherits the property and esp. the real property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will… …   Law dictionary

  • legal — le·gal / lē gəl/ adj [Latin legalis, from leg lex law] 1: of or relating to law or the processes of law a legal question take legal action 2 a: deriving authority from or founded on law a legal tariff rate a legal government …   Law dictionary

  • Heir apparent — An heir apparent is an heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation) cannot be displaced from inheriting; the term is used in contrast to heir presumptive, the term for a conditional heir who is currently in line to inherit but could… …   Wikipedia

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • heir at law — noun (plural heirs at law) 1. Eng common law : an heir in whom an intestate s real property as distinguished from his personal estate is vested by operation of law and not by will or by curtesy or by right of dower called also legal heir; compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • heir — I heir, heiress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. legatee, inheritor, beneficiary. See possession, acquisition. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scion, inheritor, heir presumptive, future possessor, legal heir, heir apparent, successor,… …   English dictionary for students

  • heir apparent — see heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. heir apparent …   Law dictionary

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