heir at law

noun phrase

Examples of heir at law in a Sentence

all of the heirs at law must be located before settlement of the estate is completed
Recent Examples on the Web But what if the distributees – either the will beneficiaries or the heirs at law – do not like the scheme? Virginia Hammerle, Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heir at law was in 1684

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“Heir at law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heir%20at%20law. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

heir at law

see heir

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