Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.
  • noun [Scot.] certain kinds of movables which the heir is entitled to take, besides the heritable estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The status of being heir to something or someone

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

heir +‎ -ship

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