Someone entitled to inherit another person’s
real or personal property under the laws of
intestate succession.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
heir (noun)
one who inherits or is entitled to inherit property
one who inherits or is entitled to succeed to a hereditary rank, title, or office - heir to the throne
one who receives or is entitled to receive some endowment or quality from a parent or predecessor
heir (verb)
transitive verb
chiefly dialect - inherit
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
heir (noun)
a person who has the right to inherit property
heir at law, inheritor, legatee
claimant; heir apparent, representative, succeeder, successor; coheir, coheiress, heiress; assignee, beneficiary, devisee, grantee; descendant ( descendent), scion
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