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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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Heir-apparent Jean-Claude Trichet, governor of the Bank of France, is under investigation over his role in the near-collapse of Credit Lyonnais bank in the 1990s.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said Friday he would not regard Kim Jong Un, the third son and heir-apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, as his counterpart even if the junior Kim is formally designated heir to his father, Yonhap News Agency reported in a dispatch from Russia.
Palmdale junior Daniel Cobian, a first-year runner and the heir-apparent to Patananan next season, qualified with an eighth-place finish in his heat race.
When the word got around, Marmion and his heir-apparent Judy Levering (who is to be the first woman USTA president in 118 years) had the good sense to reconvene the committee over the weekend in Atlanta and reshuffle the deck.