heirship
noun see heir I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Heirship — Heir ship, n. The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting. [1913 Webster] {Heirship movables}, certain kinds of movables which the heir is entitled to take, besides the heritable estate. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heirship — UK US /ˈeəʃɪp/ noun [U] LAW ► the legal right to receive money, property, or possessions from someone who has died: »France, Italy, and Spain all have some form of forced heirship regime under their civil law codes …   Financial and business terms

  • heirship — [er′ship΄] n. [see SHIP] the position or rights of an heir; right to inheritance …   English World dictionary

  • heirship — heir ► NOUN 1) a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person s death. 2) a person who continues the work of a predecessor. DERIVATIVES heirship noun. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin heres …   English terms dictionary

  • heirship — /air ship/, n. the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance. [1470 80; see HEIR, SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

  • heirship — noun The status of being heir to something or someone …   Wiktionary

  • heirship — heir·ship || erʃɪp / eəʃɪp n. right to an inheritance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heirship — heir·ship …   English syllables

  • heirship — /ˈɛəʃɪp/ (say airship) noun the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance …   Australian English dictionary

  • heirship — /ershap/ The quality or condition of being heir, or the relation between the heir and his ancestor. It is a legal right, regulated by law, to be enjoyed subject to the provisions of the statute …   Black's law dictionary

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