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joint heir


Definitions of joint heir

somebody who is an heir (=a person who will receive money, property, assets or a title from someone when that person dies) together with one or more other people

Where the deceased has not made a will and one of two or more joint heirs disclaims the inheritance, his or her share of the estate passes to the other heirs as if he or she had predeceased.