become heir to

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"Why shouldn't a woman become heir to a man?" they asked.
While some believed that his half-brother, Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, might become heir to the throne the prevailing view on social media and among Saudi Arabia analysts appeared to be that Salman might prefer his full brother Ahmed taking that role.
When an insurance agency or brokerage firm buys another firm or some of its business, the acquiring firm may become heir to the purchased company's liabilities, along with its customer lists.
Sixteen Commonwealth countries and the six Australian states who incorporate the Act of Settlement in their constitutions have agreed to allow Kate and William's daughter--if she's born first--to become heir to the throne.
Saudi Arabia's powerful interior minister, Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is now likely to become heir to the throne after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.
According to the Gulf News, Prince Nayef, who was named second deputy prime minister in 2009, a job usually given to the third-in-line to the throne, is likely to become heir to the throne after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.
Little does he know he is being trained for his own future, where he will become heir to and uphold the responsibilities of carrying on the feud of many generations -- or try to stop it.
And if a baby girl were to be born to Prince William, she would become heir to throne.
Thus, on that basis, Katherine did not become heir to Elizabeth until the death of Frances in 1599.
Mehmet had a keen interest in all things classical, Christian, and European; after all, by conquering Byzantium he had become heir to the Caesars.
The Navy would then become heir to the long-range strike mission that the Air Force seems unwilling to take seriously.