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

Some articles on heir, heirs:

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 ... Knowing that they must get the Belt to the true Heir, the team makes plans to get into the city ...
Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa - Heir
... Kawānanakoa who was groomed by his father Edward to accept this position, but her chosen heir is her adoptive son Prince David Kalākaua Kawānanakoa ...
List Of Heirs Of Scotland - Heirs To William I
... unmarried 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 ... Alexander, born on 24 August 1198, who was heir apparent from birth ...
Singranatore Family - Origins
... the hereditary status of 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 ... not act as hereditary lords, but at times family politics was at the heart of naming an heir ...
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 ...

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:

    To die, to sleep—
    No more, and by a sleep to say we end
    The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to—’tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep.
    To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub,
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil
    Must give us pause.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    ‘Tis the curse of service,
    Preferment goes by letter and affection,
    And not by old gradation, where each second
    Stood heir to th’ first.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)