irregular heir

Definition of "irregular heir"
  1. In the context of Louisiana's civil law, an irregular heir refers to an inheritor who acquires the right to make legal claims to an estate, which is different from taking immediate possession of it
How to use "irregular heir" in a sentence
  1. Due to the legal confusion, John became an irregular heir to his late uncle's property.
  2. The dispute over the will left the family's eldest daughter as an irregular heir.
  3. Serving as an irregular heir, he could only make legal claims to his father's estate.

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