heir apparent


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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.
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 also opened the Qatar International Trade Exhibition for Partners and Franchise, which is taking place along with the International Trade Conference.
As per the agreement, the company for the 2nd successive year becomes the Exclusive Partner of the HH Heir Apparent Cup football tournament, which will be held in 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.
When Scott, James's son and corporate heir apparent, skips town, suspicion of the crime falls on him, and Thane gets the top spot he most desires.
But the heir apparent would seem to be Philippe Senderos, the 21-year-old Switzerland international.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has tipped Fernando Alonso as 'heir apparent' to Michael Schumacher.
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.
operations] he was the heir apparent and he did well.
At this juncture, the only heir apparent is a slave born in his household.