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synonyms for heir presumptive

  • legal heir
  • presumptive heir
  • statutory next of kin
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How to use heir presumptive in a sentence

The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In some states he becomes the heir of the adopted parent like a natural child, with some limitations.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
The heir apparent, a boy of nine years old, is affianced to the daughter of a neighbouring king.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Two minutes suffice for changing teams at the “Talbot,” and off that heir of the coaching age goes again.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
If there is a surplus after satisfying the mortgage debt it must be paid to the mortgagor, or, if he is dead, to his heir.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
He held that he acted under the pressure of a mob, intent on rescuing Mirza Moghul, the heir apparent, and his brother and son.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
She had a jealous dread of anything happening to the boy, and Anne's son becoming the heir.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Crompton Place was undoubtedly his, and still he had not been altogether happy in his rôle as heir.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
I have thought to make my will, but would rather write this confession, which will explain things and put Amy right as my heir.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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