heir presumptive

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a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative

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Assassination is accepted as the cause of the WW I (On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins, coordinated by Danilo Iliyc.
He can play the quintessential party man and emerge as an acknowledged heir presumptive, much in the way Advani became one to Vajpayee.
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A distant relative of Lord Grantham, Matthew Crawley, has since been announced as Heir Presumptive.
She is attractive Lady Barbara FitzGerald, 55, whose estranged husband Lord John is heir presumptive to his brother, the Duke of Leinster.
As Gaddafi's most high-profile son, al-Islam was regarded as the heir presumptive.
In two weeks, Princess Waterlily, heir presumptive to the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, will turn eighteen and give up her place in the royal succession.
In 1893 Augusta's niece Princess May of Teck married Queen Victoria's grandson and heir presumptive George, Duke of York.
net, which selected four possible marriage partners for bachelor and North Korean heir presumptive Kim Jong-un as a promotional idea.
Joe Lieberman, traveling with Bush's heir presumptive, corrected him: Shi'ite Iranians are no friends of Sunni al-Qaeda.
She is the only heir presumptive to the throne to get married.