heres necessarius

noun
he·​res ne·​ces·​sa·​ri·​us | \ ˈhāˌrāˌsnekəˈsärēəs \

Definition of heres necessarius

Roman law
: a slave who is instituted by his master as his heir and who upon his master's death automatically attains his freedom and becomes his heir

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History and Etymology for heres necessarius

Late Latin, literally, heir of necessity

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“Heres necessarius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heres%20necessarius. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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