presumptive heir

Definition of "presumptive heir"
  1. A person who is set to inherit from an estate under the assumption that the current conditions remain unchanged until the testator's death
How to use "presumptive heir" in a sentence
  1. As per the current inheritance plan, the eldest son is the presumptive heir of the family estate.
  2. A trust set up for the presumptive heir will ensure they receive their due inheritance.
  3. Being named as a presumptive heir does not guarantee inheritance, as the testator may change their will.

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