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heir at law

noun, plural heirs at law.
a person who inherits, or has a right of inheritance in, the real property of one who has died without leaving a valid will.
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1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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noun (pl) heirs-at-law
(property law) the person entitled to succeed to the real property of a person who dies intestate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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