heirless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heir +‎ -less.

Adjective[edit]

heirless (not comparable)

  1. Without an heir.
    • 2009 August 2, Dan Bilefsky, “Hurdles in Eastern Europe Thwart Restitution Claims”, New York Times:
      A number of Western European countries, led by Germany, carried out far-reaching measures to provide restitution of Nazi-looted properties in the aftermath of World War II, including setting up commissions to deal with heirless property and communal property illegally seized during the war.

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