heir apparent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heir apparent an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heir apparent (Law) one whose to an estate is indefeasible if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from presumptive heir. See Presumptive.
    • Heir apparent (Law) See under Apparent.
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Usage

In literature:

The heir apparent had no objection, and so the ceremony was consummated with great state.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
The representatives of France and Great Britain remonstrated with the king against it, while the heir-apparent was also opposed to it.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Why, hear ye, my masters: Was it for me to kill the heir apparent?
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
John Cecill, son and heir apparent of the Rt.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
They all rose and bowed before the Heir-Apparent.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
For he is heir apparent of stuttering Kyle Perry, who has holdings in the mines.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
He was at this time a royal prince, the heir apparent to the throne.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Secretary Van Buren called on Peggy Eaton and supplanted Calhoun as the heir apparent to the presidency.
"Andrew Jackson" by William Garrott Brown
In that year came the quarrel between the king and the heir apparent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The latter years of the reign of King Denis were embittered by war between the king and the heir apparent.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
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In poetry:

A. A member I of Christ, am made thereby,
A child of the Almighty God above,
An heir apparent of the realms on high,
And happy in my blessed Saviour's love.
"The Catechism " by Rees Prichard
Then the coffin was placed on the funeral car,
By the kings and princes that came from afar;
And the Crown Prince William heads the procession alone,
While behind him are the four heirs-apparent to the throne.
"The Funeral of the German Emperor" by William Topaz McGonagall
Next him his Son and Heir Apparent
Succeeded, though a lame vicegerent;
Who first laid by the Parliament,
The only crutch on which he leant;
And then sunk underneath the State, That rode him above horseman's weight.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto II" by Samuel Butler

In news:

"The Heir Apparent" at Shakespeare Theatre Company.
'The Heir Apparent' Puts on a Show.
Did North Korea's Kim Jong-il take heir-apparent son on surprise China visit.
The Pirate Bay's Heir Apparent.
Memorable characters populater 'Heir Apparent'.
Meet Amd's Rags To Riches Heir Apparent.
Communist Chief Is Named Deng's Heir Apparent.
" Le Havre ," "The Heir Apparent.
Prince Charles is the heir apparent, but there's a long list of people behind him.
Days after Justin Bieber shared a shirtless photo of himself surfing, images of his heir apparent Austin Mahone filming his new video for 'Say Somethin on a stretch of beach in Florida popped up online.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales , is the heir apparent to the British Throne.
James Murdoch once regarded as heir-apparent to father Rupert's News Corp. Now that dream is in disarray after accusations of illegal phone-hacking under his watch.
Was once the Marsalises' heir apparent.
Angola 's heir apparent.
Two weeks after Apple's stunning management shakeup, Microsoft has announced a shocker of its own: Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, heir apparent to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left the company Monday.
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