The definition of heir is a person who is legally entitled to inherit something upon death, or someone who inherits something and then carries on the legacy or tradition.(noun)
See heir in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L heres: see heredity
See heir in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin hērēs; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.
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