the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance.
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How to use heirship in a sentence
When their rich father passed,And they eagerly boarded their heirship.
Many other lords made vows anent sundry matters, & all men drank the heirship ale.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
The bookseller secretly resolved to admit the good woman to a half share of the profits of her 'heirship,' and 'Chrysal' appeared.Thackerayana | William Makepeace Thackeray
Not that Tom ever thought of this result to his heirship, he was too unsuspicious even for a thought of the kind.A Noble Woman | Ann S. Stephens
The proposition was to limit the law of inheritance, and substitute the heirship of the state for all collateral heirs.The Arena | Various
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
the state or condition of being an heir
the right to inherit; inheritance
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