heir apparent

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heir apparent

n. pl. heirs apparent
An heir who will inherit the ancestor's estate, title, or office as long as the ancestor does not exclude the heir in any will and the heir survives the ancestor.

heir apparent

n, pl heirs apparent
(Law) property law a person whose right to succeed to certain property cannot be defeated, provided such person survives his ancestor. Compare heir presumptive

heir′ appar′ent



n., pl. heirs apparent.
1. an heir whose right is indefeasible, provided he or she survives the ancestor.
2. a person whose succession to a position appears certain.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heir apparent - an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
heir, heritor, inheritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
heir presumptive - a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
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heir apparent

heir apparent

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References in classic literature ?
Alexander had been a good king, but at his death the heir to the throne was a little girl, the Maid of Norway.
The land six year and more i-faith lay desolate," for there was no other near heir to the throne, and thirteen nobles claimed it.
Pastoria had a daughter, who is the rightful heir to the throne of the Emerald City.
So we may suspect with good reason that Mombi aided him to hide the girl Ozma, who was the real heir to the throne of the Emerald City, and a constant danger to the usurper.
Above all, an heir to the throne had been born in Bordeaux, and the prince might leave his spouse with an easy mind, for all was well with mother and with child.
And then Jin-jur was de-posed by a lit-tle girl named Oz-ma, who was the right-ful heir to the throne and now rules the land un-der the ti-tle of Oz-ma of Oz.
If it may serve to mitigate the liberty I have taken I will add that I am Prince Michael, heir to the throne of the Electorate of Valleluna.
natural and legitimate heir to the throne of France.
Still gazing with fond remembrance at Good's trousers, Infadoos next informed us that he had commanded the regiments to muster so soon as the day broke, in order to explain to them fully the origin and circumstances of the rebellion which was decided on by the chiefs, and to introduce to them the rightful heir to the throne, Ignosi.
Charles II was without a legitimate child, and the heir to the throne was his brother, the Duke of York, who a few years later actually became king as James II.
In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.
But he did not hold it for long, for the Sultan fell a victim to an attack of illness, and as he had no sons, the soldiers and priests declared the dervish heir to the throne, to the great joy of all the people.