heir portioner

noun
plural heirs portioners

Definition of heir portioner

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

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“Heir portioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heir%20portioner. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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