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heir presumptive

noun as in person who expects to inherit

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And that warrants you in sending me to tilt against this foolish heir-presumptive windmill.

Emanuel Geibel presented himself as heir presumptive to the mantle of Heine.

Madame de la Baudraye gave birth to a boy that might have filled a queen with envy who hoped for an heir-presumptive.

Among them was the heir presumptive of the house, a youth of the age of Ferdinand, and of a prepossessing appearance.

You are the Prince of Lochdougal, heir presumptive to the estates and titles of the Stuarts.


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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heir presumptive, such as: legal heir, presumptive heir, and statutory next of kin.

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