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heir apparent

Property law a person whose right to succeed to certain property cannot be defeated, provided such person survives his ancestor
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While he had several lieutenants who took command, the heir-apparent seemed to be his son, (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/u-s-has-intel-osama-bin-laden-s-son-heir-n1037236) Hamza bin Laden.
LONDON -- Maryam Nawaz Nawaz Sharif's political heir-apparent on Sunday stated that there were positive indicators about Kulsoom Nawaz's health.
SEOUL - The South Korean government has started considering resuming inter-Korean talks with the new regime centering on Kim Jong Un, heir-apparent and son of the recently deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, according to senior government officials.
Summary: The heir-apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has arrived in China in his first official trip outside the isolated state.
Anirudh Dhoot, heir-apparent to the $2.5-billion Videocon Group, has worked his way up to the post of CEO, Electrolux India, having been in the family business since 2002 and seen his first business plan fall apart.