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heir apparent in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheir apparentˌheir apˈparent noun (plural heirs apparent) [countable]  1 SCLan heir whose right to receive the family property, money, or title cannot be taken away2 someone who seems very likely to take over a person’s job, position etc when that person leaves
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heir apparentHuston is considered the governor's political heir apparent.