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English noun: heir

1. heir (person) a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

Synonymsheritor, inheritor

Broader (hypernym)receiver, recipient

Narrower (hyponym)heir apparent, heir presumptive, heir-at-law, heiress, inheritress, inheritrix

2. heir (person) a person who inherits some title or office


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny

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