They have four children, including the heir to the throne, Charles.
Banville is the heir to Proust, via Nabokov, and not because there is a lot of sex in Ancient Light.
Wapshott gives us no less than Milton Friedman, the father of monetarism, claiming himself something of an heir to Keynes.
That may be for his protection, as he seems to be the heir apparent.
Palace announces that Kate has gone into hospital this morning to give birth to an heir to the throne.
They thought the heir had been overtook by a fit of passion, and might have done the mischief in it.
If a widow has value for any purpose, she falls to the heir and he may exploit her.
Better an heir should never be born, if it must call him father!
There was only one heir, or rather heiress-at-law, and that was Loveday.
"It's there, old fellow, if you really know how to get it out," Cousin Frank told his son and heir.
c.1300, from Anglo-French heir, Old French oir "heir, successor," from Latin heredem (nominative heres) "heir, heiress" (see heredity). Heir apparent (late 14c.) has the French order of noun-adjective, though it was not originally so written in English. It is the heir of one still alive whose right is clear. After death the heir apparent becomes the heir-at-law.
Under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among the sons of his legitimate wives (Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic law made specific regulations regarding the transmission of real property, which are given in detail in Deut. 21:17; Num. 27:8; 36:6; 27:9-11. Succession to property was a matter of right and not of favour. Christ is the "heir of all things" (Heb. 1:2; Col. 1:15). Believers are heirs of the "promise," "of righteousness," "of the kingdom," "of the world," "of God," "joint heirs" with Christ (Gal 3:29; Heb. 6:17; 11:7; James 2:5; Rom. 4:13; 8:17).