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Heir and a spare informal British expression for an eldest and second son as prospective and possible inheritors of an estate.

heir apparent an heir whose claim cannot be set aside by the birth of another heir.

heir presumptive a person whose claim can be set aside by the birth of another heir.

See also walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs at walnut.

Subjects: Law — Arts and Humanities.


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