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HEIR
One born in lawful matrimony, who succeeds by descent, and right of blood, to lands, tenements or hereditaments, being an estate of inheritance. It is an established... more

HEIR. APPARENT
One who has an indefeasible right to the inheritance, provided he outlive the ancestor. 2 Bl. Com. 208. ... more

HEIR, BENEFICIARY
A term used in the civil law. Beneficiary heirs are those who have accepted the succession under the benefit of an inventory regularly made. Civ. Code... more

HEIR, COLLATERAL
A collateral heir is one who is not of the direct line of the deceased, but comes from a collateral line; as, a brother, sister, an uncle... more

HEIR, CONVENTIONAL
civil law. A conventional heir is one who takes a succession by virtue of a contract; for example, a marriage contract, which entitles the heir to the... more

HEIR, FORCED
Forced heirs are those who cannot be disinherited. This term is used among the civilians. Vide Forced heirs ... more

HEIR, GENERAL
Heir at common in the English law. The heir at common law is he who, after his father or ancestors death has a right to, and... more

HEIR, IRREGULAR
In Louisiana, irregular heirs are those who are neither testamentary nor legal, and who have been established by law to take the succession. See Civ. Code of... more

HEIR AT LAW
r legitime. There are three classes of legal heirs, to wit; the children and other lawful descendants; the fathers and mothers and other lawful ascendants; and the... more

HEIR LOOM
estates. This word seems to be compounded of heir and loom, that is, a frame, viz. to weave in. Some derive the word loom from the Saxon... more

HEIR PRESUMPTIVE
A presumptive heir is one who, in the present circumstances, would be entitled to the inheritance, but whose rights may be defeated by the contingency of... more

HEIR, TESTAMENTARY
civil law. A testamentary heir is one who is constituted heir by testament executed in the form prescribed by law. He is so called to distinguish him... more

HEIR, UNCONDITIONAL
A term used in the civil law, adopted by the Civil Code of Louisiana. Unconditional heirs are those who inherit without any reservation, or without making... more

HEIRESS
A female heir to a person having an estate of inheritance. When there is more than one, they are called co-heiresses, or co-heirs. ... more

HEPTARCHY
Eng. law. The name of the kingdom or government established by the Saxons, on their establishment in Britain so called because it was composed of seven kingdoms,... more

HERALDRY
civil and canon law. The art or office of a herald. It is the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial.... more

HERBAGE
English Law, A species of easement, which consists in the right to feed ones cattle on another mans ground. ... more

HEREDITAMENTS
estates. Anything capable of being inherited, be it corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed and including not only lands and everything thereon, but also heir looms,... more

HEREDITARY
That which is inherited. ... more

HERESY
Eng. law. The adoption of any erroneous religious tenet, not warranted by the established church. 2. This is punished by the deprivation... more

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