Meaning of heirless in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛːləs/


See heir

‘I didn't invest sixteen years of my life and money to raise an ungrateful heirless brat!’
  • ‘The title was subsequently created for another Humphrey, brother of Henry V, who died heirless, and then for Richard, brother of Edward IV, who became King Richard III in 1483.’
  • ‘In 1799 his brother George, who had inherited the estate of their mother's heirless brother, gave him £8000 in Bank of England stock.’
  • ‘Despite being married to many wives he was heirless.’
  • ‘The Princess was elderly, heirless and living in genteel poverty.’