natural heir

Definition of "natural heir"
  1. A person, typically a family member like a child, whose legal right to inherit arises from their close blood relationship. This term is used to differentiate them from others who may inherit due to statutes
How to use "natural heir" in a sentence
  1. After the father's demise, his property was divided among his natural heirs.
  2. The natural heir is given priority in matters of inheritance, often superseding statutory beneficiaries.
  3. Inheritance disputes often arise when a will isn't clear about the distinction between natural heirs and other beneficiaries.

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