Legal definition of heirs
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“Heirs” or “heirs at law” means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent.

Heirs are often called “Beneficiaries” or “Devisees” of an estate as they inherit the property of another. The term “beneficiary” does not apply to an heir at law or a devisee after that person’s interest in the estate has been satisfied. (Florida Probate Code-Part II-§731.201)
Source: FLorida Probate Code. website
A list of well known heirs is endless. Among famous heirs are: Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, daughter of Netherland beer magnate Alfred Heineken; Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump; ; Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn.
Source: Texas Probate Code.
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