Heir and Succession


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Heir noun – A person who has the right to inherit property.
Succession and heir are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Succession" instead a noun "Heir".
Nearby Words: heiress, heirdom
Synonyms for Heir


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Succession noun – Acquisition of property by descent or by will.
Heir and succession are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Heir" instead a noun "Succession".
Nearby Words: success, successive, successor, successively, successiveness
Synonyms for Succession

How words are described

close close heir close succession
old old heir old succession
female female heir female succession
clear clear heir clear succession
Other adjectives: direct, legitimate, proper, actual, male, main, spiritual, new, possible, royal, imperial, primary, next, eventual, previous.

Both words in one sentence

  • However, Ferdinand ignored the laws of succession and declared Isabella his heir.
  • Series / The Hollow Crown Heroic B.S.O.D.: When Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, demands that Henry VI make him his heir, Henry invokes his right as heir of Henry IV and V through succession.
  • Under Philip's law of succession, this made Ferdinand's younger brother Charles the heir to the throne.
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