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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the person to whom lands escheat for lack of an heir.

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Examples

  • For a while the attention of that brother was confined at home by the invasion of Conradin, the last heir to the imperial house of Swabia; but the hapless boy sunk in the unequal conflict; and his execution on a public scaffold taught the rivals of Charles to tremble for their heads as well as their dominions.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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