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heir

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
heirheir /eΙ™ $ er/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SCLFAMILYthe person who has the legal right to receive the property or title of another person when they dieheir to πŸ”Š John was the sole heir to a vast estate.heir to the throne (=the person who will become king or queen)2 PBthe person who will take over a position or job after you, or who does things or thinks in a similar way to you πŸ”Š Jonson was his political heir as leader of the Nationalist Party.
Examples from the Corpus
heirβ€’ Why was it that the men in her life seemed to have found some other woman to give them an heir?β€’ In this sense, Mr Major is child and heir of Thatcherism, smile and smile as he may.β€’ Henry died a year ago, and his heirs sold the ranch.β€’ In all three cases the Church seems to have been trying to prevent lords from siting legitimate heirs.β€’ Richard was now heir to the throne of the Angevin Empire.β€’ Reagan's political heirsβ€’ Lieutenant Denholm is the heir to an earldom.β€’ They want to repeal a tax the heirs of millionaires pay.β€’ And this was especially true for the neoconservatives who considered themselves the heirs of an abandoned tradition of postwar liberalism.heir to the throneβ€’ But could they ever secure a conviction on that basis against an heir to the throne?β€’ His duty was to marry and produce an heir to the throne.β€’ After William III's death in 1702 and Anne's succession Sophia became the immediate heir to the throne.β€’ Richard was now heir to the throne of the Angevin Empire.β€’ It was none other than the heir to the throne, blissfully unaware, and convulsed with mirth.
From Longman Business Dictionaryheirheir /eΙ™er/ noun [countable] LAWthe person who has the legal right to receive another person’s money, property, or business after that person has diedheir toTaki is heir to a Greek shipping fortune.
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