heir presumptive

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Antonyms for heir presumptive

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

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That was Lou Andreozzi, the heir-presumptive to Charles Morgan's job as CEO of Acxiom if ValueAct Capital Partners succeeds in buying the company.
The cause of WWI is largely blamed on the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir-presumptive to the throne of the Austria-Hungary Empire.
He has been heir-presumptive long enough and now could be his last chance before credible rivals emerge.
No politician has sacrificed more for the cause, but the longer Dewar holds office, the less likely it is that current heir-presumptive McLeish will get the job next.