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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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Examples from the Web for coheirs

Historical Examples of coheirs

  • Then His present work in behalf of His own, His coheirs, will be finished.

    The Work Of Christ

    A. C. Gaebelein

  • He died on the 29th of December 1832 leaving a son and a daughter as coheirs.

  • The number of these coheirs must soon be limited, for a too tumultuous traffic in the corridor would delay the work.

  • Shall these human ties supplant the spiritual ones by which we are all coheirs of eternal death or of eternal life?

  • Sir William Clifton died unmarried, leaving two sisters, coheirs.

British Dictionary definitions for coheirs


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