heir portioner

noun

Definition of heir portioner

plural

heirs portioners

  1. 1 Scots law :  one of two or more female heirs coming in the absence of male issue into a succession to an estate and sharing equally according to degree of consanguinity, the share of any deceased female in the same degree going by representation to her heirs-at-law in the order of the eldest male, then other males, and finally the females

  2. 2 Scots law :  one of two or more usually female heirs in the same degree taking equal shares per capita

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