HyperDic: heir_apparent

English > 1 sense of the expression heir apparent:
NOUNperson heir apparentan heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
English > heir apparent: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor.
Broaderheir, inheritor, heritorA person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
Oppositeheir presumptiveA person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
Spanishheredero forzoso

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