Heir vs Descendibility - What's the difference?

heir | descendibility |


As nouns the difference between heir and descendibility

is that heir is someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another while descendibility is (legal) the characteristic of being descendible; inheritability by an heir.

heir

English

Noun

(en noun) (Inheritance)
  • Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I am my father's heir and only son.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=And no use for anyone to tell Charles that this was because the Family was in mourning for Mr Granville Darracott […]: Charles might only have been second footman at Darracott Place for a couple of months when that disaster occurred, but no one could gammon him into thinking that my lord cared a spangle for his heir .}}
  • One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
  • A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:And I his heir in misery alone.
  • *
  • *:"I wish we were back in Tenth Street. But so many children came"
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=12, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= What a waste , passage=India is run by gerontocrats and epigones: grey hairs and groomed heirs .}}

    descendibility

    English

    Noun

    (descendibilities)
  • (legal) The characteristic of being descendible; inheritability by an heir.
  • Alternative forms

    *descendability