Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being an heir.
  • n. Right to inheritance; heirdom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The status of being heir to something or someone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or rights of an heir; right of inheriting.

Etymologies

heir +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

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