from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An heir whose right to inheritance is indefeasible by law provided he or she survives an ancestor.
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- n. Someone who will definitely inherit if surviving the one whose property is to be inherited.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. one whose to an estate is indefeasible if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from presumptive heir. See Presumptive.
- n. See under Apparent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
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