Definition of 'heir'

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Example sentences containing 'heir'

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There is no heir apparent to engage in intrigue against him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Rebecca did not care much to go and see the son and heir. William Thackeray Vanity Fair (1837)Next year will be time to produce the heir. The Sun (2012)He saw that as part of the job of the heir apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And what do you do when you come face to face with your supposed heir apparent? Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has not done as well as he should have this week to be considered the natural heir apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Suppose a rightful heir to it should at any time appear, would you then resign the property to him? Frederick Marryat The Children of the New Forest (1847)The true heirs to the Romans? Times, Sunday Times (2007)After the war thousands of complaints were made, alleging that it was failing in its task to track down rightful heirs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is the natural heir to the throne of King Carl. The Sun (2014)Their heirs would inherit the crowns of England and France in perpetuity. Christina Hardyment Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)America's original art form is 100 years old and was in danger of fading until some of its natural heirs began to revive it. Christianity Today (2000)

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Translations for 'heir'

British English: heir /ɛə/ NOUN
Someone's heir is the person who will inherit their money, property, or title when they die.
He was the only heir to his grandparents' fortune.
  • American English: heir
  • Arabic: وَرِيثٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: herdeiro
  • Chinese: 继承人
  • Croatian: nasljednik
  • Czech: dědic
  • Danish: arving
  • Dutch: erfgenaam
  • European Spanish: heredero
  • Finnish: perillinen
  • French: héritier
  • German: Erbe
  • Greek: κληρονόμος
  • Italian: erede
  • Japanese: 相続人
  • Korean: 상속인
  • Norwegian: arving
  • Polish: spadkobierca
  • European Portuguese: herdeiro
  • Romanian: moștenitor
  • Russian: наследник
  • Spanish: heredero
  • Swedish: arvinge
  • Thai: ทายาท
  • Turkish: varis
  • Ukrainian: спадкоємець
  • Vietnamese: người thừa kế nam


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