Heir
5 definitions

Heir

A person that has the right to inherit money or property from someone who dies without a will.

Heir

"Heir" means any person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled to take property of the decedent by intestate succession under this code.

Heir

"Heir" means any person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled under intestate succession to the property of a decedent who died wholly or partially intestate.

Heir

A person who under law would inherit from an estate if the decedent did not leave a will.  A person has no heir(s) until his or her death.  A surviving spouse is an heir and his or her rights are superior to those of any other heirs.

Heir

A person who would naturally inherit property through a will, or from another who died without leaving a will.

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Heir has been defined 5 different ways in documents like Legal Glossary, Probate Code, Section 20-88, Oregon Revised Statutes (2007), and 2 more.

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