Definitions for heirɛər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. heir, inheritor, heritor(noun)

    a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

  2. successor, heir(noun)

    a person who inherits some title or office

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  1. heir(Noun)

    Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.

  2. heir(Noun)

    One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.

  3. heir(Noun)

    A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.

  4. Origin: From heres, from eir, heir, from heres (genitive heredis).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Heir(noun)

    one who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter

  2. Heir(noun)

    one who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues

  3. Heir(verb)

    to inherit; to succeed to

  4. Origin: [OE. heir, eir, hair, OF. heir, eir, F. hoir, L. heres; of uncertain origin. Cf. Hereditary, Heritage.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heir' in Nouns Frequency: #2475

Anagrams of heir »

  1. hire, rehi, ReHi

  2. Hire

  3. Rehi

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