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A joint heir, as to an estate.
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(Law) a person who inherits jointly with others
coˈheiress fem n
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a joint heir.
co•heir′ship, n.
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nMiterbe m (→ to +gen); they were coheirs to the fortunesie waren gemeinsame Erben des Vermögens
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There was some legal trouble, I believe, something about the heirs and coheirs; anyhow, the place has been empty for years.
(1) Nadjia Fertout-Mouri, (1) Ali Latreche, Coheir Mehdadi, (2) FawziaToumi-Benali and (3) Djilali Bassou
Indeed, several aspects of Leonard Coheir. I'm Your Man contribute to the apotheosizing of its title character.
You have desired me and sought me with your whole soul; therefore henceforth you shall be my brother, my friend, the coheir of my glory.' (44)
The implications of this "lost forgotten Doury" (RR, 55) are particularly revolutionary: the inheritance not only grants Lead status as a spiritual authority surpassing earlier ones but also, as we shall see, ultimately provides her with the quality of co-deification and a position as coheir with the Lord.
(29) John de Clinton, 1st Lord Clinton, married c 1290 Ida, sister and coheir of Edmund d'Odingsells, and eldest daughter of William d'Odingsells of Maxstoke, with whom he, John de Clinton, acquired the castle and lordship of Maxstoke.
In one instance, Walter Manny and Margaret, widow of Lord Segrave, daughter and coheir of Thomas of Brotherton, earl of Norfolk, were guilty of simply marrying, or in their case, intermarrying, without royal licence at some point in the mid 1350s -- though one must wonder if the king was not also somewhat perturbed at a wealthy titled heiress marrying beneath her station without royal consent.(98) Such attempts to circumvent the usual routes of marriage, however, could be more controversial, depending upon the difference in rank between the prospective bride and her suitor.
Born the eldest son of Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, and Alice, daughter of Thomas Montacute (November 22, 1428); created Earl of Warwick since his wife Anne was sister and coheir of Henry Beauchamp, Duke and Earl of Warwick (1450); with his father, became a supporter of Richard Duke of York (1453); took up arms on Richard's behalf against Henry VI and the Duke of Somerset (1455); won distinction at the battle of St.
Moreover, Isabella's sister and coheir, another Idonea (1262-1333), died without issue and left her inheritance to Isabella's grandchild, Robert, to whom she was great aunt.
They were the people who gave him life and whom he would protect as he would protect his mother, the people whom he could treat as coheirs with him to everything the Father promised They shared the real source of life with him.