American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being an heir.
- n. Right to inheritance; heirdom.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or rights of an heir; right of inheriting.
- n. The status of being heir to something or someone
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.
- heir + -ship (Wiktionary)
““Walí‘ahd” which may mean heir-presumptive (whose heirship is contingent) or heir-apparent.”
“This kind of heirship is independent of the ties of kindred, independent of succession from parents, and requires nothing else save only power to utter the speech of the fatherland.”
“Unlike most countries, France has a forced heirship system, meaning you can't choose who inherits the property.”
“Outside France, forced heirship is generally seen as an evil but attempts to subvert the rules often lead to the beneficiaries paying more tax," says Jonathan Benford,”
“And to complicate matters further, some countries, notably France, have "forced heirship" rules that dictate who can benefit from the deceased's estate and what proportion of it they can inherit.”
“You are free to dispose of your separate property however you wish and their is no forced heirship.”
“Although different considerations apply to establish heirship and kinship, in this case they would produce the same result.”
“All the heir has to do is to assert his heirship, take possession, and use the property.”
“You can assert your heirship and possess and use this rich inheritance.”
“Simon, who is my obsequious servant, in virtue of my presumptive heirship, gives me a hint in his letter, that my presence at M. Hall will not be amiss.”
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