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heirship

[air-ship] /ˈɛər ʃɪp/
noun
1.
the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance.
Origin of heirship
1470-1480
1470-80; see heir, -ship
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  • The inquiry set on foot led only to confusion, and was soon lost in the greater question of the heirship.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • He had then felt that if he could only do that he could reconcile himself to the heirship.

    The Belton Estate Anthony Trollope
  • These belonged to the heirship of Tamiya as long as the House maintained its status.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • In it we have unfolded to us the two great principles of sonship and heirship.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • It will be found that they meet on common ground, and dispute the heirship of some of old Time's bequests.

  • Sonship and heirship are inseparably connected in the thoughts of God.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Carew had gone to see him after he left Ailsa, and had asked for proofs of his heirship to the marquisate of Toxeter.

    The Rhodesian Gertrude Page
  • I, for instance, who had within me the witness of heirship, had none of it.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • That is the spirit of the Oriental fatalist, not of the son conscious of his sonship, of his heirship.

    Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
  • If he would but marry, I would engage never to marry myself, or cut him out of the heirship.

British Dictionary definitions for heirship

heirship

/ˈɛəʃɪp/
noun (law)
1.
the state or condition of being an heir
2.
the right to inherit; inheritance
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