suus heres

noun

su·​us he·​res
ˌsüəsˈhāˌrās
plural sui heredes
ˈsüēhāˈrāˌdās
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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, own heir

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“Suus heres.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suus%20heres. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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