heres necessarius

noun

he·​res ne·​ces·​sa·​ri·​us
ˈhāˌrāˌsnekəˈsärēəs
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

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jul. 2024.

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