legal heir

See: legatee
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Petersburg again, since everything there was horrible, and he had to entertain a worthless nephew whom he had sworn to disinherit in favour of a legal heir; and, finally, that it was to obtain such a legal heir that he was seeking my hand in marriage.
He will then be the legal heir to everything and you won't get anything.
But for some time his family thought it likely that David would never reappear; and the eldest son, who had the charge of Jacob on his hands, often thought it a little hard that David might perhaps be dead, and yet, for want of certitude on that point, his legacy could not fall to his legal heir.
Under the scheme, sum assured is paid to the victim/family or legal heir of the victim as the case may be in case of death/injury of reserved passengers due to train accident/untoward incidents as defined under section 123 read with Sections 124 and 124A of the Railways Act, 1989, subject to the qualification that the coverage will be valid from the actual departure of train from the originating station to actual arrival of train at the destination station including process of entraining and process of detraining the train.
The disinherited reserve heir keeps the quality of seizin heir as he collects the reserve, as legal heir (Deak and Popescu, 2014: 134).
The world's countries, on top of which the US and Turkey, the legal heir of the Ottoman Sultanate, bear the huge responsibility of refreshing memory," the lawmaker said.
Legal heir of Nursi says state monopoly on 'Risale-i Nur' unacceptable
Further, if an Indian family has to claim compensation for death or injury for a person while he was working in the Sultanate, they should approach the local legal authorities (Notary) in India, prepare a legal heir certificate and authorise the Indian embassy in Muscat with a PoA to represent them.
Sulaymaniyah / NINA / Kurdish lawmakers in the House of Representatives called for the federal government to make a formal apology for the Anfal, as it (federal government) is the legal heir to the dictatorial regime.
3) Guardianship certificate (if a legal heir is a minor, or legally disqualified person) from the relevant court duly attested as mentioned below, mentioning the name of the guardian for the minor or legally disqualified legal heir.
The required documents are a death certificate, ID copy of the deceased, "legal heir document", power of attorney for legal heir and legal heir's passport copy.
And if she is confirmed as the daughter of Bobby Fischer, then by Icelandic law she is his legal heir.