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Last Heir

Concept of Last Heir

Traditional meaning of last heir [1] in the English common law history: He to whom lands escheat for want of lawful heirs, that is, the chief lord or the King.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Last Heir”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Last Heir.

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  • Article Name: Last Heir
  • Author: Lacey Burns
  • Description: Concept of Last Heir Traditional meaning of last heir [1] in the English common law history: He to whom lands escheat for [...]

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