Definition of HEIR, GENERAL


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 is
introduced into all his lands, tenements and hereditaments. He must be of
the whole blood, not a bastard, alien, &c. Bac. Abr. Heir, B 2;
Coparceners; Descent.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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