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Antonyms for heir apparent

an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor

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After so many years of waiting as heir-apparent, Paul Martin came into the Prime Minister's office with high expectations, confident that he could exceed the political achievements of his predecessor, Jean Chretien, who had won three straight majority governments.
Until Darrow was named CEO in 2003, Case was considered by many the heir-apparent to La-Z-Boy Chairman Pat Norton.
Additionally, she must prepare for a trip to Genovia where she will be introduced as the heir-apparent. And, to complicate matters, she has fallen in love with her best friend's older brother Michael.
Billed as the heir-apparent of Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, The Brady Bunch, and other wholesome made-for-television families, The Osbournes consciously mocks the genre.
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.
The study shows a lack of connection between good corporate performance and promotion of an heir-apparent to CEO.
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.