heir apparent

noun, plural heirs apparent.

  1. an heir whose right is indefeasible, provided he or she survives the ancestor.
  2. a person whose succession to a position appears certain: His popularity makes him the chief’s heir apparent.

noun plural heirs apparent

  1. property law a person whose right to succeed to certain property cannot be defeated, provided such person survives his ancestorCompare heir presumptive

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