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noun as in person who inherits possessions

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Andy Jassy is the likely heir apparent to Jeff BezosBezos, who turned 57 last month, set up the transition to Jassy last summer, when the company announced that one of his possible successors, Jeff Wilke, would soon retire.

The most logical heir, Jeff Wilke, beat Bezos to the door, announcing his retirement last year.

From Fortune

Bubbles also change rapidly— heir walls approach the speed of light as they fly outward—and feature quantum mechanical randomness and waviness.

Junior guard Eric Ayala entered the season as the heir apparent to Cowan because he already had experience at that spot from when Coach Mark Turgeon wanted Cowan to play off the ball.

Prince Charles, heir apparent to the British crown, has asked the world’s CEOs to guarantee the rights of nature in capitalism.

From Quartz

By allowing him to live, Marshal avoided the shame of killing an unarmed heir-apparent.

The heir to a tightrope walking family has tried some crazy stunts in his day.

Phew, he could have sex too, so an heir for Downton was assured.

Regardless, his turn as wealthy heir/sociopath John du Pont is never less than utterly transfixing and unsettling.

Well, he could always ask Prince Andrew how things work out for the spare heir who loses his way.

The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.

He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.

In some states he becomes the heir of the adopted parent like a natural child, with some limitations.

The heir apparent, a boy of nine years old, is affianced to the daughter of a neighbouring king.

Two minutes suffice for changing teams at the “Talbot,” and off that heir of the coaching age goes again.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heir, such as: beneficiary, inheritor, scion, successor, devisee, and grantee.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.