heir apparent


heir apparent
A person who stands in such relationship to another that he is sure to inherit the estate of the latter if he outlives the latter and the latter dies intestate. See heir presumptive.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • heir apparent — see heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. heir apparent …   Law dictionary

  • heir apparent — ˌheir apˈparent noun [singular] JOURNALISM someone who is expected to become head of an organization after the present head leaves: • He is seen as heir apparent to the chief executive. * * * heir apparent UK US noun [S] ► the person who is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Heir apparent — Heir Heir ([^a]r), n. [OE. heir, eir, hair, OF. heir, eir, F. hoir, L. heres; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Hereditary}, {Heritage}.] 1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heir apparent — Apparent Ap*par ent, a. [F. apparent, L. apparens, entis, p. pr. of apparere. See {Appear}.] 1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view. [1913 Webster] The moon . . . apparent queen. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heir apparent — n. pl. heirs apparent the heir whose right to a certain property or title cannot be denied if the heir outlives the ancestor and the ancestor dies intestate: see HEIR PRESUMPTIVE …   English World dictionary

  • heir apparent — heir apparency. pl. 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. [1325 75; ME] *… …   Universalium

  • heir apparent — ► NOUN (pl. heirs apparent) 1) an heir whose claim cannot be set aside by the birth of another heir. 2) a person who is most likely to succeed to the place of another …   English terms dictionary

  • Heir apparent — An heir apparent is an heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation) cannot be displaced from inheriting; the term is used in contrast to heir presumptive, the term for a conditional heir who is currently in line to inherit but could… …   Wikipedia

  • heir apparent — heirs apparent N COUNT: usu sing, oft the N to n, poss N The heir apparent to a particular job or position is the person who is expected to have it after the person who has it now. [JOURNALISM] ...a man who was once the heir apparent to a media… …   English dictionary

  • heir apparent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms heir apparent : singular heir apparent plural heirs apparent a) an heir whose right to a rank or title cannot be taken away if another heir is born b) the person who is most likely to follow another person in a …   English dictionary

  • heir apparent — heir ap parent plural heirs apparent n 1.) an heir whose right to receive the family property, money, or title cannot be taken away 2.) someone who seems very likely to take over a person s job, position etc when that person leaves …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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