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Definition of "heirship" [heir•ship]

  • The condition of being an heir. (noun)
  • Right to inheritance; heirdom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heirship" in a sentence
  • "“Walí‘ahd” which may mean heir-presumptive (whose heirship is contingent) or heir-apparent."
  • "This kind of heirship is independent of the ties of kindred, independent of succession from parents, and requires nothing else save only power to utter the speech of the fatherland."
  • "Unlike most countries, France has a forced heirship system, meaning you can't choose who inherits the property."