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Definition: Heir at law
([^a]r), n. [OE. heir, eir, hair, OF. heir, eir, F.
hoir, L. heres; of uncertain origin. Cf. Hereditary
1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the
possession of, any property after the death of its owner;
one on whom the law bestows the title or property of
another at the death of the latter.
I am my father's heir and only son. --Shak.
2. One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or
relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
And I his heir in misery alone. --Pope.
. (Law.) See under Apparent
Heir at law
, one who, after his ancector's death, has a
right to inherit all his intestate estate. --Wharton (Law
, one who, if the ancestor should die
immediately, would be his heir, but whose right to the
inheritance may be defeated by the birth of a nearer
relative, or by some other contingency.