suus heres

noun
su·​us he·​res | \ ˌsüəsˈhāˌrās\
plural sui heredes\ ˈsüēhāˈrāˌdās \

Definition of suus heres

1 Roman law : an heir (such as a wife, son, daughter or slave) under the paternal power of the decedent at the latter's death
2 Roman law : an heir in the family of the decedent at his death who becomes sui juris on succeeding to the decedent's property

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History and Etymology for suus heres

Latin, literally, own heir

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