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[air-ship] /ˈɛər ʃɪp/
the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance.
Origin of heirship
First recorded in 1470-80; See origin at heir, -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The inquiry set on foot led only to confusion, and was soon lost in the greater question of the heirship.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • He had then felt that if he could only do that he could reconcile himself to the heirship.

    The Belton Estate Anthony Trollope
  • These belonged to the heirship of Tamiya as long as the House maintained its status.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • In it we have unfolded to us the two great principles of sonship and heirship.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • It will be found that they meet on common ground, and dispute the heirship of some of old Time's bequests.

  • Sonship and heirship are inseparably connected in the thoughts of God.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Carew had gone to see him after he left Ailsa, and had asked for proofs of his heirship to the marquisate of Toxeter.

    The Rhodesian Gertrude Page
  • I, for instance, who had within me the witness of heirship, had none of it.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • That is the spirit of the Oriental fatalist, not of the son conscious of his sonship, of his heirship.

    Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
  • If he would but marry, I would engage never to marry myself, or cut him out of the heirship.

British Dictionary definitions for heirship


noun (law)
the state or condition of being an heir
the right to inherit; inheritance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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