heirs of the body

Definition of "heirs of the body"
  1. Direct descendants like children or grandchildren until there are no more in the bloodline, after which the property goes back to the closest relative of the original owner
How to use "heirs of the body" in a sentence
  1. The ancestral estate was passed down to the heirs of the body for generations.
  2. If there are no heirs of the body, the property will revert to the nearest living relative.
  3. The will specified that the property should only go to the heirs of the body.

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