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heir apparent

n. the person who is expected to receive a share of the estate of a family member if he/she lives longer, or is not specifically disinherited by will. (See: heir)

See: legatee

heir apparent

a person whose right to succeed to certain property cannot be defeated, provided such person survives his ancestor.
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During his tenure three different executives were named heir apparent prior to Eisner ultimately being forced out and making the way for Iger to step in.
Meanwhile, Lekhwiya coach Eric Gerets was keen to finish off the Qatar season in style after his success in the Heir Apparent Cup.
Following the reception, the Qatari-Saudi Coordination Council held its fourth session which was co-chaired by Crown Prince Salman and Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
HH the Heir Apparent toured the exhibition, which is organised by a number of government and semi-government ministries and private sectors, and listened to a detailed explanation about the plans and visions for the application of the exhibition's objectives which will help the Qatari youth to implement their own projects.
The Heir Apparent Cup is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events not only in the State of Qatar, but around the region, and we are proud to be associated with such a prestigious event, said Saleh al-Mana, Vice President and Director of Government and Public Affairs for Exxon Mobil Corporation Qatar.
HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent ordered the decision to be effective from 1 September 2011.
The coach was punished for "betraying" Kim Jong-un - one of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il's sons and heir apparent, The Telegraph reports.
Alonso's looking very much like the heir apparent,' he said.
One trick often is helping an heir apparent make the crucial transition from an effective complement to the boss to being a leader with the perspective and stature to take the helm.
Louise retained custody of her son and daughter under the unwelcome guardianship of the children's uncle, the Duke of Orleans, but when he was elevated to the throne as Louis XII, her four-year-old son Francis unexpectedly became heir apparent to the throne, and Louise assumed the crucial political role of protecting his interests in tacit rivalry with Anne of Brittany.
Heir apparent experience entails a cognition-shaping set of insider-related events that has particular bearing on a new CEO's strategic change preferences and intentions.
Undeterred by the meat and dairy industries, John Robbins--onetime heir apparent of the Baskin-Robbins chain--guides us on a sustainable path in The Food Revolution: How Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World (Conari Press, $17.