Individual who will receive assets upon the death of another (the decedent).
One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
To inherit; to succeed to.
One who succeeds to the estate.
A person entitled to a share of a decedent's assets as determined by will or the state's intestacy laws.
A person who is entitled to a decedent's property according to the laws of intestate succession.
Any person who succeeds to or acquires the estate of a decedent. The term is broadly applied to anyone who receives property from a deceased person's estate.
Someone entitled to inherit another's property under the laws of in testate succession.
An individual who inherits some or all of the estate of a deceased person by virtue of being in the direct line of descent, or being designated in a will or by legal authority. The term is often applied to those who would inherit by will, deed, or operation of law.
A person or institution who benefits from a will.
One entitled to inherit the property of an intestate.
Person who succeeds to an estate upon the death of a relative; a person who has rights to inherit an estate.
Person who receives property from the estate of a deceased person.
The person who, at the death of the owner of land, is entitled to the land if the owner has died without a will.
One who might inherit or succeed to an interest in lands under the rules of law applicable where an individual dies without leaving a will.
The person who inherits property through intestacy (dying without a valid will).
One who inherits the estate or property of another.
a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
a person who inherits some title or office
a beneficiary of a deceased's estate
a person called to the succession either by the provision of a will or by operation of law
a person entitled to inherit property after the death of the intestate The Hindu Succession Act applies to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir
a person that will inherit or possess something
a person who has inherited or will inherit something of value
a person who takes your property under intestate succession if you die without a will (or without having disposed of all your property) and usually is a member of your family, however remote
a person who will inherit the property, rank, or title of another person
a successor who accepts the inheritance to which he or she is entitled
A person entitled by law to inherit part or all of the estate of an ancestor who died without leaving a valid will.
one who may inherit in an estate. MISSING HEIR The estate knows of the heir, but cannot locate the heir. The estate knows of the heir, but believes the heir is not entitled. The estate knows of some heirs, but is unaware that there are additional heirs. In each example, the heir will not receive their inheritance unless a specialist such as ARB is able to locate the heir and establish to the satisfaction of the court the identity of the heir and that the heir is entitled to inherit. UNKNOWN HEIR The estate knows of no relatives of the decedent. Perhaps the decedent left a Will, but all immediate family members named in the Will are deceased and no records are available to the estate to find the more distant next-of-kin. Sometimes there is no Will and little information about the decedent or any family members. A specialist such as ARB will conduct genealogical research to identify all next-of-kin of the decedent.
A person entitled to succeed to property of a person dying intestate.
a person who by descent or right of relationship inherits an estate upon the death of his ancestor
A person who is entitled to inherit an estate.
A person who is entitled to inherit assets of the decedent when the decedent left no will; also specified as next of kin.
A person who, under the laws of intestacy, is entitled to receive an intestate decedent’s property. Also termed legal heir; heir at law, lawful heir. See next of kin.
One entitled by law or by terms of a will to inherit property from another.
An heir refers to any person designated to receive something of value from the estate of a deceased person.
Someone who may possibly inherit assets from an estate of another who has died.
One who is entitled by law to receive part of your estate.
One who might inherit or succeed to an interest on land under the rules of law applicable where an individual does without leaving a will.
A person that will inherit assets.
one who inherits or is entitled to an inheritance ( see inheritance, below)
The recipient who acquires real property as a result of a receiver's findings in a probate when a person dies in testate. Not to be associated with devisor and devisee, the parties' legal designations of a valid will.
A person who inherits property, according to a state law scheme of distribution, from a person who dies intestate.
A person entitled to take the decedent's property according to the laws of intestate succession.
A person who inherits or who is entitled to inherit real estate by provisions of law or under the provisions of a will.
Person who succeeds, by the rules of law, to an estate upon the death of an ancestor; one with rights to inherit an estate.
A person who is to receive the assets after your death and/or who would inherit property under state intestacy law, where a person dies without a will.
An entity that succeeds to an estate in lands, upon the death of his ancestor by descent and right of relationship. (Back to Terms list)
Those persons, including a spouse who are entitled to the property of a decedent when the decedent has left no valid will.
A person who is to receive assets under the laws of intestacy in the absence of a will. In common usage, however, the term is inaccurately applied to a person who receives benefits as a beneficiary under the terms of a will.
one who is entitled to inherit property or title of another.
One who by law, rather than by will, receives the estate of a deceased person.
One who might inherit or succeed to an interest in land of an individual who dies without leaving a will. (intestate).
One who inherits property. Hereditaments â€“ Any property, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible, that may be inherited.
A person who inherits property from a deceased person.
Person to whom property will come into possession upon the death of the current holder (heiress if female)
A person who inherits or succeeds to the possession of property, through legal means, after the death of another, usually an ancestor. Used in a popular sense to designate any successor to property either by will or by law.
One who receives the estate, or partial estate, of a deceased person by law.
a male or female respectively, who may inherit or who may receive property through a family succession without a WILL.
a person designated by a will or by the court to receive the property of the deceased.
A person who inherits under a will or a person who succeeds to property by the laws of descent if the decedent dies without a will (intestate).
A person who inherits under a will or a person who succeeds to property by the state laws of descent if the decedent dies intestate. (See intestate)
A person who is entitled by law to the property, rights, privileges or position of another person if that other person dies without a will (intestate).
A person who inherits property from a decedent by operation of statutes of intestacy, which specify how an estate will be distributed when there is no will or it does not apply.
An individual entitled by law to inherit from another.
One who is entitled to receive the property of a deceased either by will or by operation of law. The more technical definition in Louisiana is one who inherits when the deceased had no will, as opposed to a legatee who inherits through a will.
A person entitled to inherit a portion of the estate of a person who has died.
Technically, a person designated by law to inherit the estate of an intestate (also designated as next of kin). More generally, one who inherits property or rights from the estate of a deceased.
One who is entitled to inherit property through the laws of intestate succession.
The person who inherits property under state law.
one who inherits property from the estate of a deceased person who died without a will.
The person entitled to distribution of an asset or property interest under applicable state law, in the absence of a Will. (Note that "heir" and "beneficiary" are not synonymous, though they may refer to the same individual in a particular case.) Your heirs are the ones who will inherit your property if you die with no valid Will or Trust in effect.
A person who inherits real property; to be distinguished from next of kin and from distibutee. An heir of the body is an heir in the direct line of the decedent. A son, for example, is the heir of the body of his father or mother.
A relative of a decedent who is entitled to inherit a share of the decedent's property if there is no will or if the will is found to be invalid.
One who inherits either real or personal property.
those persons who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent.
Person identified by law as having a claim to the deceased's property on death
The person or entity who receives assets by way of will, trust, or virtue of law.
The person appointed by law to succeed to the estate in case of intestacy. One who inherits property, whether real or personal.
A person who is entitled to inherit the property of a decedent who dies without a will.
Heirs are those individuals who survive the decedent and are determined under the rules of inheritance to take the property of the decedent if the decedent died without a will. (If a will was in place, those receiving property are called beneficiaries.) Each state has different rules of inheritance determining who shall receive property from the decedent's estate. See If you Die Without A Will, click here.
someone who will receive money, property and/or titles (e.g. duke, baron) when someone else dies, often a relative
Individual legally entitled to inherit money and property on the death of a another person.
The person who by law receives the estate of a deceased person.
An individual who will potentially inherit an interest in land from someone who dies
Someone who inherits assets from an estate of another person who has died. The heir does not have to pay income tax or estate tax on the value of the inheritance received.
A person who inherits some or all of the estate of a recently deceased person. The legal successor is usually selected because they are related to the deceased by a direct bloodline or have been designated in a will or by a legal authority.