Definition of coheir in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkōˌer/ /ˈkoʊˌɛr/ /kōˈer/ /koʊˈɛr/

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  • A joint heir.

    ‘If we are children we are heirs as well; heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.’
    • ‘When he died on the cross, Jesus brought a whole new reality into the world: the joy of being citizens of heaven and coheirs of the kingdom of God.’
    • ‘In many cases, relinquishing coheirs (usually siblings who move away) must be compensated for their shares in a farm by the remaining heir.’
    • ‘One of the most famous examples was that of the union between William Bohun and Elizabeth, widow of Edmund Mortimer and coheir to the Badlesmere inheritance in 1335.’
    • ‘In the Hilary term of 1355 the couple started a suit in the Court of Common Pleas against Margery Ros, sister and coheir to Badlesmere.’