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heir

Definition of heir

Etymology

    From Middle English heres, from Old French, from Latin heres

Pronunciation

  • enPR: Ôr, IPA: /eə(r)/, SAMPA: /e@(r)/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
  • Homophones: air

Noun

heir (plural heirs)

  1. Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
  2. One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
  3. A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.

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