heir-at-law


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heir-at-law

the person entitled to succeed to the real property of a person who dies intestate.
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To add fuel to the fire, Mary Bono later had to defend a claim from a love child who came forward and filed as an heir-at-law, as well as a claim from Sonny's famous ex-wife, Cher, who alleged that Sonny still owed her money from their divorce.
Francis Rupert is always described as the eldest son and heir-at-law of Adam Rupert of Osnabruck and, as such, he probably kept an interest in the property his father abandoned in Johnstown, New York.
3) James Boaden wrote, 'Whatever doubts might exist as to the merits of other plays by Colman junior, not the slightest was ever heard about The Heir-at-Law.