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heir

heir

 
 
pronunciation:
eIr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who receives or has the right to receive, upon another's death, that person's rank or property.
definition 2: a person perceived as continuing a particular tradition or style.
an author's literary heir
derivation: heirless (adj.)
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The words heir, air, and ere sound alike but have different meanings.
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