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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 heir /ˈær, ˈɛr/
 繼承人,嗣子,後嗣

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heir n.
 1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
    I am my father's heir and only son.   --Shak.
 2. One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
    And I his heir in misery alone.   --Pope.
 Heir apparent. Law. See under Apparent.
 Heir at law, one who, after his ancector's death, has a right to inherit all his intestate estate. --Wharton (Law Dict.).
 Heir presumptive, one who, if the ancestor should die immediately, would be his heir, but whose right to the inheritance may be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative, or by some other contingency.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heir v. t. To inherit; to succeed to. [R.]
    One only daughter heired the royal state.   --Dryden.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 heir
      n 1: a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to
           inherit the estate of another [syn: inheritor, heritor]
      2: a person who inherits some title or office [syn: successor]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Heir
    Under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among
    the sons of his legitimate wives (Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the
    eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic
    law made specific regulations regarding the transmission of real
    property, which are given in detail in Deut. 21:17; Num. 27:8;
    36:6; 27:9-11. Succession to property was a matter of right and
    not of favour. Christ is the "heir of all things" (Heb. 1:2;
    Col. 1:15). Believers are heirs of the "promise," "of
    righteousness," "of the kingdom," "of the world," "of God,"
    "joint heirs" with Christ (Gal 3:29; Heb. 6:17; 11:7; James 2:5;
    Rom. 4:13; 8:17).