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heir,

person designated by law to succeed to the ownership of propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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 of another if that owner does not make a contrary disposition of it by willwill,
in law, document expressing the wishes of a person (known as a testator) concerning the disposition of her property after her death. If a person dies intestate, i.e.
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. A person who takes property left to him by will is not an heir but a legatee. The property that the heir receives is his inheritance. Originally the common law confined the term heir to an inheritor of real estate; the persons to whom the personal property of the deceased went were called the next of kin. The group of heirs of a person may differ from the group that the law recognizes as his next of kin, but the law that dictates the constitution of both is now largely statutory, and in many states of the United States the statutes have abolished all distinction. When titletitle,
in law, the means by which the owner has just and legal possession of his or her property. It is distinct from the document (e.g., a deed) that is evidence of the title.
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 to property is in a living person and his heirs, the meaning is merely that the person has absolute ownership of the property and can do with it what he wishes. No person may be the heir of a living person; the relationship arises only at the death of another. If the other person is still living, the person who may become an heir is called an heir apparent or heir presumptive. An heir presumptive is in the same position as an heir apparent except that his claim may be superseded, as by the birth of one more closely related to the owner. These terms are much used with regard to dynastic succession; an heir apparent is in such connection the undisputed heir to the throne if he survives the incumbent; an heir presumptive is one who will inherit the throne if nothing intervenes—especially the birth of a child to the incumbent.

heir

Civil law the person legally succeeding to all property of a deceased person, irrespective of whether such person died testate or intestate, and upon whom devolves as well as the rights the duties and liabilities attached to the estate
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As representatives of states that are largely considered to be ground zero for this issue, timely and efficient implementation is paramount for heirs property owners.
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A: The compulsory heir is entitled to have the donation set aside in so far as inofficious: i.e., in excess of the portion of free disposal (Civil Code of 1889, Articles 636, 645), computed as provided in Articles 818 and 819, and bearing in mind that collationable gifts' under Article 818 should include gifts made not only in favor of the forced heirs, but even those made in favor of strangers in computing the legitimes, the value of the property donated should be considered part of the donor's estate.
According to Hajj Mohafiz Scheme, a total of Rs 500,000 each compensation is paid to the heirs of each pilgrim of Government Hajj Scheme in case of death and Rs 150,000 in case of accidental disability of a limb during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
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In order to know the emergence moment of the seizin, it is necessary to distinguish between heirs who legally possess the seizin of inheritance and the other heirs who do not have seizin, the latter having to request the vesting order through the release of the certificate of possession (Lazar, 2011: 101-102).
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