co·​heir ˌkō-ˈer How to pronounce coheir (audio)
variants or co-heir
plural coheirs or co-heirs
: an heir who shares an inheritance with one or more other people
The sale of successive rights by one heir to his coheir is not subject to rescission, if the purchaser has run no risk.Louisiana Civil Code

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coheir was circa 1640

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“Coheir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: a joint heir

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