last heir

noun

: the person (as a lord or the sovereign) to whom in English law lands escheat for want of an heir

Word History

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of last heir was in 1672

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“Last heir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/last%20heir. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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