heir apparent

Definition of "heir apparent"
  1. An individual who is intended to receive property from a family member's estate
How to use "heir apparent" in a sentence
  1. Because he is the only child, he is the heir apparent to his parents' wealth.
  2. As an heir apparent, she has been involved in managing the family business.
  3. He wasn't the eldest, but he was the heir apparent due to the clauses in the will.

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