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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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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef (Naif) bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, heir-apparent to King Abdullah and a staunch enemy of al-Qaeda as head of Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry, died today at 78, according to the International Islamic News Agency.
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.
After so many years of waiting as heir-apparent, Paul Martin came into the Prime Minister's office with high expectations, confident that he could exceed the political achievements of his predecessor, Jean Chretien, who had won three straight majority governments.