heirship

[air-ship]
noun
the position or rights of an heir; right of inheritance; inheritance.

Origin:
1470–80; see heir, -ship

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heirship (ˈɛəʃɪp)
 
n
1.  the state or condition of being an heir
2.  the right to inherit; inheritance

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The work might include obtaining affidavits of heirship or causing an estate to be administered.
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