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heir /eə/
  • danh từ
    • người thừa kế, người thừa tự
    • (nghĩa bóng) người thừa hưởng; người kế tục (sự nghiệp)
Concise Dictionary
heiress|heirs|heiresseser /eə
+a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
+a person who inherits some title or office

Thesaurus Dictionary
heiress, beneficiary, inheritor, legatee, successor:
What if you are not the rightful heir to the estate?
Advanced English Dictionary
noun ~ (to sth)
~ (of sb)
1 a person who has the legal right to receive sb's property, money or title when that person dies: to be heir to a large fortune + the heir to the throne (= the person who will be the next king or queen) + the son and heir of the Earl of Lancaster
2 a person who is thought to continue the work or a tradition started by sb else: the president's political heirs
Help Note: Use an, not a, before heir.
Collocation Dictionary


lawful, legal, legitimate, rightful
the rightful heir to the throne
| natural, real, true
The socialists saw themselves as true heirs of the Enlightenment.
| direct
When the Earl of Surrey died in 1347 he left no direct heir.
| immediate | designated | apparent, presumptive
(both only after
On his brother's death he became heir apparent to the title.
| sole | female, male | political, spiritual
The house was her spiritual home for which she sought a spiritual heir.


He has no heir to leave his fortune to.
| beget, get, produce
He planned to marry and produce an heir for his estate.
| became, fall
At the age of twenty he fell heir to a large estate.


~ to
He is the sole heir to a large mining fortune.


the heir to the throne, sb's son and heir
He left most of his property to his eldest son and heir.

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