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  1. a joint heir.
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Origin of coheir

1350–1400; Middle English. See co-, heir
Related formsco·heir·ship, noun
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Historical Examples of coheir

  • But it was out of this man's family that Sophie selected, though ultimately, her coheir.

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    Victor MacClure

  • Years pass, and the wild, reckless Ishmael is seen ridiculing Isaac, his puny brother and coheir.

  • His descendant became, in right of his wife, coheir of the house of Sumeri, vested in Weoley-castle.

  • Hannah would usually be described as "coheir and subsequently sole heir of" Arthur.

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    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

British Dictionary definitions for coheir


  1. a person who inherits jointly with others
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Derived Formscoheiress, fem n
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