heir apparent, heir presumptive


heir apparent, heir presumptive
   The first inherits no matter what; the second inherits only if a nearer relation is not born first.

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  • heir apparent, heir presumptive —    The first inherits no matter what; the second inherits only if a nearer relation is not born first …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Heir Presumptive — (oder heiress presumptive) ist die Bezeichnung für den (die) voraussichtliche(n) britischen Thronfolger(in) oder den (die) voraussichtliche(n) Erben (Erbin) eines Adelstitels, wenn die Möglichkeit besteht, dass diese(r) noch durch die Geburt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Heir presumptive — 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 presumptive — n. pl. heirs presumptive an heir whose right to a certain property or title will be lost if someone more closely related to the ancestor is born before that ancestor dies: see HEIR APPARENT …   English World dictionary

  • Heir presumptive — An heir presumptive is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an heir apparent or of a new heir presumptive with a better claim to the throne …   Wikipedia

  • heir presumptive — noun a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative • Ant: ↑heir apparent • Hypernyms: ↑heir, ↑inheritor, ↑heritor * * * ˌheir preˈsumptive [heir presumptive heirs presumptive …   Useful english dictionary

  • heir presumptive — noun (plural heirs presumptive) an heir whose claim may be set aside by the birth of another heir. Compare with heir apparent …   English new terms dictionary

  • heir presumptive — noun Someone who will inherit only if no better choice for an heir is born. Ant: heir apparent …   Wiktionary

  • heir presumptive — noun (C) an heir whose right to receive the family property, money, or title can be taken away if someone else with a better claim is born compare heir apparent …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heir presumptive — One who would be the heir if the ancestor were to die at the contemplated time, but whose possibility of inheritance may be destroyed by the birth of some one more nearly related, as well as by his death before that of the ancestor. See heir… …   Ballentine's law dictionary