lineal heir

lineal heir
n.
A person who inherits directly from a lineal ancestor or ascendant; see also descent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • heir — / ar/ n: one who inherits or is entitled to succeed to the possession of property after the death of its owner: as a: one who by operation of law inherits the property and esp. the real property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will… …   Law dictionary

  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • heir of the body — noun (plural heirs of the body) : a lineal heir especially as contrasted with a collateral heir …   Useful english dictionary

  • heir, lineal — n. An heir descended directly from the decedent, such as a child or grandchild. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • heir of the body — see heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. heir of the body n …   Law dictionary

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lineal warranty — A warranty which existed where the heir derived, or might by possibility have derived, his title to the land warranted, either from or through the ancestor who made the warranty; where a father, or an elder son in the lifetime of the father,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • heir of line — An heir who succeeded to an estate as a lineal descendant of his ancestor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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