heir portioner


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near heir portioner

Cite this Entry

“Heir portioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heir%20portioner. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!