ultimus heres

noun ul·ti·mus he·res \¦u̇ltəməsˈhāˌrās\
variants: or

ultimus haeres

\-ˈhīˌ-\

Definition of ultimus heres

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

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Origin and Etymology of ultimus heres

Medieval Latin


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