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heir

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heir

  1. a person who has the right to inherit property <upon his death, Mr. Parkworth's property was divided evenly among his heirs, four sons and three daughters> Synonyms heir at law, inheritor, legatee Related Words claimant; heir apparent, representative, succeeder, successor; coheir, coheiress, heiress; assignee, beneficiary, devisee, grantee; descendant (also descendent), scion





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