Presumptive heir


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Presumptive heir See Heir presumptive, under Heir.
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In literature:

It went abroad that I was her presumptive heir.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
The handsome young heir-presumptive, therefore, had not a hundred louis to spend.
"The Collection of Antiquities" by Honore de Balzac
Would she rob the Duke, and his heir-presumptive, and Tanville-Tankertons yet unborn?
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
It being desirable there should be a male heir-presumptive to the crown, the king was anxious his brother should take unto himself a second wife.
"Royalty Restored" by J. Fitzgerald Molloy
The heir-presumptive must not leave the country without the Assembly's assent.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
He was heir presumptive to the throne after the Valois boys, and claimed to have charge of the young King.
"Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete" by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
The presumptive heir to the Crown was the Duke of York, his Majesty's only brother.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
So, on the first night of his new life, the heir-presumptive of Pianura fell asleep with his head in a dancing-girl's breast.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
On the 31st March, the heir presumptive, just manufactured by the Guises, sent forth his manifesto.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
HEIR PRESUMPTIVE, one whose right of succession is sure if not barred by the birth of one nearer.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood

In news:

But Wilton 's feathery vocal inflections immediately give her away as the mother of Matthew, the estate's presumptive heir.