heir presumptive


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heir presumptive

Property law a person who expects to succeed to an estate but whose right may be defeated by the birth of one nearer in blood to the ancestor
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Mary Smart, as England's Catholic heir presumptive was the only reasonable replacement for Elizabeth.
CHOICE Downton Abbey (8pm) Another chance to see the acclaimed drama with Maggie Smith, left, In episode two, everyone is anxious at the arrival of the heir presumptive Matthew Crawley, but he soon encounters problems.
Tconches and bells resounded in the air as the absolutely beautiful Princess Sonam Dechen Wangchuck and the heir presumptive to the throne of Bhutan, Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, occupied the first row along with the Indian High Commissioner to Bhutan on a nippy Friday night to watch dancers from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts ( RAPA) of the kingdom presenting the dancedrama Milarepa and the Hunter .
Thus, if the 2nd Earl was indeed illegitimate, the heir presumptive to the Crown of Scotland from 1542 to 1566 was Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox who married Margaret Douglas (another granddaughter of Henry VII of England) with their eldest surviving son being Henry Stewart, Master of Lennox (aka Lord Darnley).
Are they not part of a new macho repositioning to challenge Gordon Brown as heir presumptive to the Labour leadership?
-WHEN her father became king, the then Princess Elizabeth became the Heir Presumptive not the Heir Apparent because it was still theoretically possible for George VI to have a son, who would have been the Heir Apparent (Page 25, February 6).
Downing Street rejected the idea because, as a woman, she was only heir presumptive, with the risk of being supplanted in the unlikely event of her father producing a male heir apparent.
The owner's only other Group winner was another home-bred colt, Heir Presumptive, in the 1978 Dee Stakes.
Wolfe traces the debate about Henri's conversion to the death of the duc d'Alencon in 1584, which made Navarre the heir presumptive. The author argues that the problem of a Protestant succession "forced Catholics and Huguenots alike to recast many of the divisive issues raised during the wars so that their resolution came to depend on the conscience of one man.
The wedding of the Queen and Philip was the first and so far the only time in British history that the heir presumptive to the throne had been married.
The heir presumptive to the throne tells us triumphantly that his plans include the termination of some 20,000 of what is clearly a form of subhuman species.