1. the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
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How To Use heir-at-law In A Sentence

  • The heir-at-law abandoned his claims in the city.
  • The first grandson gets the next land, not the second son if the heir-at-law dies.
  • The heir-at-law to the estate, now that the Esquire's son was dead, watched her madness with a cautelous avaricious desire. The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...
  • The narrator notes that Mr. Smith is regarded by the community as her heir-at-law, or default heir.
  • The Bill does not deal with the descent of real property, and the heir-at-law will continue for the present to exist in our system of law.
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