heir by adoption


heir by adoption
One who inherits by force of a legal adoption of him as the child of another or by or through a relationship created by the legal adoption of a child. 2 Am J2d Adopt § 100.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • heir — / ar/ n: one who inherits or is entitled to succeed to the possession of property after the death of its owner: as a: one who by operation of law inherits the property and esp. the real property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will… …   Law dictionary

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • heir — /er/ See heirs @ heir apparent An heir whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor; as in England the eldest son, or his issue, who must, by the course of the common law, be heir to the father whenever he happens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ADOPTION — ADOPTION, taking another s child as one s own. Alleged Cases of Adoption in the Bible The evidence for adoption in the Bible is so equivocal that some have denied it was practiced in the biblical period. (A) GENESIS 15:2–3. Being childless, Abram …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • adoption —    Adoption was a fairly common practice in ancient Mesopotamia, as revealed by the survival of a number of adoption contracts and other related documents, mostly dating from the second and first millennia b.c. A common reason for adopting a… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Adoption — For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). Sister Irene of New York Foundling Hospital with children. Sister Irene is among the pioneers of modern adoption, establishing a system to board out children rather than institutionalize them.… …   Wikipedia

  • adoption of child — The means by which the legal relationship of parent and child between persons who are not so related by nature is established or created; the taking into one s family of the child of another as son or daughter and heir, and conferring upon it a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Adoption in ancient Rome — In ancient Rome, adoption of boys was a fairly common procedure, particularly in the upper senatorial class. The need for a male heir and the expense of raising children were strong incentives to have at least one son, but not too many children.… …   Wikipedia

  • adoption — A traditional form of adoption in China is called lisi, literally ‘establishing an heir’, which usually involves the naming of a child, most likely a boy, as the descendant of couples who do not have biological children or sons of their own. This …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • adoption — Legal process pursuant to state statute in which a child s legal rights and duties toward his natural parents are terminated and similar rights and duties toward his adoptive parents are substituted. To take into one s family the child of another …   Black's law dictionary


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