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heir' appar'ent




pl. heirs apparent.

1. an heir whose right is indefeasible, provided he or she survives the ancestor.
2. a person whose succession to a position appears certain: His popularity makes him the chief 's heir apparent.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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