Definition of Heir:

  1. A person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that persons death.

  2. Heirs who inherit property are typically children, descendants, or other close relatives of the decedent. Spouses typically are not legally considered to be heirs, as they are instead entitled to properties via marital or community property laws.

  3. An heir is defined as an individual who is legally entitled to inherit some or all of the estate of another person who dies intestate, which means the deceased person failed to establish a legal last will and testament during his or her living years. In such a scenario, the heir receives property according to the laws of the state in which the property is probated.

  4. Entity entitled to receive property from the estate of a deceased, through a will or the operation of laws governing intestacy.

Synonyms of Heir

Successor, Heiress, Next in line, Inheritor, Heir apparent, Heir presumptive, Heir-at-law, Descendant, Beneficiary, Legatee, Scion, Aftermath, Apparent heir, Backup man, Beneficiary, Beneficiary heir, Breed, Brood, Children, Conclusion, Consequence, Coparcener, Descendant, Descendants, Descent, Dynasty, Effect, Family, Fideicommissary heir, Fiduciary heir, Fruit, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Heir apparent, Heir expectant, Heir general, Heir in tail, Heir of entail, Heir of inventory, Heir of line, Heir portioner, Heir presumptive, Heir whatsoever, Heiress, Heirs, Heritor, Hostages to fortune, Inheritor, Inheritors, Inheritress, Inheritrix, Issue, Joint heir, Kids, Legatee, Line, Lineage, Little ones, New generation, Next in line, Offspring, Orphan, Posterity, Presumptive heir, Progeny, Relict, Remainderman, Replacement, Reversioner, Rising generation, Seed, Sequel, Sons, Succession, Successor, Survivor, Treasures, Widow, Widower, Younglings, Youngsters

How to use Heir in a sentence?

  1. Generally speaking, heirs who inherit the property are children, descendants or other close relatives of the decedent. .
  2. Legally speaking, heirs differ from beneficiaries, who are designated by a will or other written documents, as the intended recipient of a decedent's assets.
  3. His eldest son and heir.
  4. An heir is a person who is legally entitled to collect an inheritance, when a deceased person did not formalize a last will and testament.

Meaning of Heir & Heir Definition