heir


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successor

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a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

a person who inherits some title or office

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"The heirs sought everywhere, admired the breviary, laid hands on the furniture, and were greatly astonished that Spada, the rich man, was really the most miserable of uncles -- no treasures -- unless they were those of science, contained in the library and laboratories.
"They sought even more thoroughly than the august heirs had done, but it was fruitless.
Fearing, however, to make use of any valuable piece of paper, I hesitated for a moment, then recollected that I had seen in the famous breviary, which was on the table beside me, an old paper quite yellow with age, and which had served as a marker for centuries, kept there by the request of the heirs. I felt for it, found it, twisted it up together, and putting it into the expiring flame, set light to it.
The heir presumptive, the very William Walter Elliot, Esq., whose rights had been so generously supported by her father, had disappointed her.
Instead of pushing his fortune in the line marked out for the heir of the house of Elliot, he had purchased independence by uniting himself to a rich woman of inferior birth.
This very awkward history of Mr Elliot was still, after an interval of several years, felt with anger by Elizabeth, who had liked the man for himself, and still more for being her father's heir, and whose strong family pride could see only in him a proper match for Sir Walter Elliot's eldest daughter.
As she progressed with her practice, she was surprised to see how steadily and surely the awe which had kept her tongue reverent and her manner humble toward her young master was transferring itself to her speech and manner toward the usurper, and how similarly handy she was becoming in transferring her motherly curtness of speech and peremptoriness of manner to the unlucky heir of the ancient house of Driscoll.
Indeed, I could scarce discourse with him but in the intervals of my passion; however, at length I began, and expressing myself with wonder at my being so happy to have the trust of what I had left, put into the hands of my own child, I told him, that as to the inheritance of it, I had no child but him in the world, and was now past having any if I should marry, and therefore would desire him to get a writing drawn, which I was ready to execute, by which I would, after me, give it wholly to him and to his heirs. And in the meantime, smiling, I asked him what made him continue a bachelor so long.
Any heir is also entitled to make inquiries at a bank in relation to the testator's assets, accounts and banking transactions, although obviously the bank will require to see documents such as the death certificate, the certificate of inheritance and, if a lawyer is acting on behalf of the heir, a power of attorney.
Q: What is the remedy of a compulsory heir if a donation made during the lifetime of the donor impaired their legitimes?
Hill, et al., Unlocking Heir Property Ownership: Assessing the Impact on Low and Mid-Income Georgians and Their Communities, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (2013).
Since she was the sole heir, she executed an affidavit of self-adjudication.
The seizin heir is entitled to administer the patrimony and exercise all patrimonial actions of the deceased, without needing to fulfil any formalities, i.e.
Developing expertise in this area not only helps ensure that your clients' retain more of their wealth -- it can also help your firm can attract and retain your clients' heirs.
Simultaneously, the court dismissed the allegation of the children of the deceased heir that they acquired rights over the land through hostile possession, since it contradicted their allegation that the ownership of the land was acquired with the consent of the other heirs.