ultimus heres

noun
ul·​ti·​mus he·​res | \ ¦u̇ltəməsˈhāˌrās \
variants: or ultimus haeres \ -​ˈhīˌ-​ \

Definition of ultimus heres

: the last heir in feudal law often applied to the sovereign as taking property when other capable heirs fail

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History and Etymology for ultimus heres

Medieval Latin

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“Ultimus heres.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultimus%20heres. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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