Heir Special Law and Legal Definition
Heir special are descendants of one's bloodline, such as children or grandchildren, until such time as there are no direct descendants.
Heirs special is same as the heirs of the body or bodily heirs. [Rooke v. Queen's Hosp., 12 Haw. 375, 392 (Haw. 1900)].
“It is a settled rule of construction in executory devises, that when the devise over is to a collateral heir of the first devisee upon the failure of his or her heirs, or for the want of heirs. The word Heirs shall always be taken to mean Heirs special and not Heirs general.” [Bryson v. Davidson's Ex'r, 5 N.C. 143 (N.C. 1806)].
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