A Dictionary of the English Language
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Heirship

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He'irship. n.s. [from heir.] The state, or character, or privileges of an heir.

A layman appoints an heir or an executor in his will, to build an hospital within a year, under pain of being deprived of his heirship. Ayliffe's Parergon.

Sources: Ayliffe, John (43)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Heirship." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20294.


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