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heir

 
 
pronunciation:
eIr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who receives or has the right to receive another person's property or title after that person's death.
I am the heir to my grandmother's house.As the king's heir, the prince knew that he would one day be king.
derivation: heirless (adj.)
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The words heir, air, and ere sound alike but have different meanings.
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