coheir

noun
co·​heir | \ ˌkō-ˈer How to pronounce coheir (audio) \
variants: or co-heir
plural coheirs or co-heirs

Definition of coheir

: 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

First Known Use of coheir

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coheir was circa 1640

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“Coheir.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coheir. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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coheir

noun
co·​heir | \ ˌkō-ˈer \

Legal Definition of coheir

: a joint heir

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