heirship

[ air-ship ]
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noun
  1. the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance.

Origin of heirship

1
First recorded in 1470–80; see origin at heir, -ship

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How to use heirship in a sentence

  • Common heirship in the things of the spirit makes a closer bond than common heirship in the things of the body.

    African and European Addresses | Theodore Roosevelt

British Dictionary definitions for heirship

heirship

/ (ˈɛəʃɪp) /


nounlaw
  1. the state or condition of being an heir

  2. the right to inherit; inheritance

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