Definitions for heirɛər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word heir
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter's death.
(in common law) a person who inherits all the property of a decedent, as by relationship or legal process. (in civil law) a person who succeeds to the place of a deceased person and assumes the rights and obligations of the deceased.
a person who inherits or is entitled to inherit the rank, title, or position of another.
a person or group considered as inheriting the tradition, talent, etc., of a predecessor.
Origin of heir:
1225–75; ME (h)eir < OF < L hērēdem, acc. of hērēs; akin to Gk chêros bereaved
heir, inheritor, heritor(noun)
a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
a person who inherits some title or office
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the person who receives the money and property of sb who dies
Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.
Origin: From heres, from eir, heir, from heres (genitive heredis).
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
one who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues
to inherit; to succeed to
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'heir' in Nouns Frequency: #2475
Anagrams of heir
hire, rehi, ReHi
Translations for heir
From our Multilingual Dictionary
- hereuCatalan, Valencian
- dědic, nástupceCzech
- Erbe, ThronerbeGerman
- κληρονόμος, διάδοχοςGreek
- heredero, sucesorSpanish
- perillinen, manttelinperijä, kruununperillinen, seuraaja, vallanperijä, perijäFinnish
- héritière, héritier, successeurFrench
- oighreScottish Gaelic
- יורש, יורשתHebrew
- erede, successoreItalian
- 継承者, 相続人, 跡取りJapanese
- 상속인, 계승자Korean
- whākapi, kawaMāori
- erfgenaam, opvolgerDutch
- sukcesor, dziedzic, spadkobierca, następcaPolish
- sucessor, herdeiroPortuguese
- прее́мник, насле́дник, прее́мница, насле́дницаRussian
- наследница, naslednica, naslednik, наследникSerbo-Croatian
- arvinge, arvtagareSwedish
- รัชทายาท, ทายาท, ผู้สืบทอดThai
- mirasçı, varisTurkish
- наслі́дник, наслі́дницяUkrainian
- thừa kếVietnamese
- eritresse, eritîWalloon
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