Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One entitled under the statute of distribution to the personal estate of an intestate. See 31 N. C. 278.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An heir; a person entitled to share in the distribution of an estate. This term Is admissible to denote one of the persons who are entitled, under the statute of distributions, to the personal estate of one who ls dead intestate. Henry v. Henry, 31 N. C. 278; Kitchen v. Southern Ry., 68 S. C. 554, 48 S. E. A.