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Definition of Heir


  1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
  2. One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
  3. To inherit; to succeed to.

Heir Quotations

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John F. Kennedy

Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age.
Benazir Bhutto

Only the Communist Party, as the institution that brings together the revolutionary vanguard and will always guarantee the unity of Cubans, can be the worthy heir of the trust deposited by the people in their leader.
Raul Castro

I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Muhammad Iqbal
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Heir Translations

heir in German is Erbe
heir in Italian is erede
heir in Norwegian is arving
heir in Spanish is heredero
heir in Swedish is arvinge
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