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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who inherits or expects to receive property when the person presently owning it dies.

Usage examples (34)
  • Cameron needs to remember that or all we’ll get is a one term heir to Blair.
  • It's always possible the heir is a woman, you know.
  • Richard had never had children, so his heir was his nephew.
  • The slaying of the heir was the last act of the vine-dressers. for more
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  • A poet may say that we breathe "air" (oxygen and gases) "e'er" (forever). To "err" is to make a mistake; to be an "heir" is to be one who inherits property or money.
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