heir general

Definition of "heir general"
  1. A term referring to all individuals who could potentially inherit an estate, not limited to immediate relatives
How to use "heir general" in a sentence
  1. After the death of a wealthy individual with no descendants, their estate would typically be distributed among their heir general.
  2. In the absence of a will or specifically named individuals, an estate can be claimed by an heir general.
  3. Before proceeding with the legal proceedings, the court needs to identify who the heir general might be.

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