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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They had no heir presumptive to advance their cause, no southern noblemen to reinforce them, and they soon turned back on their own tracks.
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.
His other good horses included Royal Stuart, Fascinating Forties, Casbah, Mr Snowman and Heir Presumptive.
Wolfe traces the debate about Henri's conversion to the death of the duc d'Alencon in 1584, which made Navarre the heir presumptive.
He was born in Dublin and, until the birth of Prince Edward of York, was heir presumptive to the Crown.
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.