crown prince definition

  • noun:
    • The male heir apparent to a throne.
    • people designated and raised to become another king.
    • an individual designated and raised to be next emperor.
    • an individual expected to inherit or take over an enterprise or task once its existing supervisor retires or dies.
    • the heir evident to a crown or throne.
    • The oldest boy or any other heir evident of a monarch: used much more especially to German princes (translating German kronprinz).
    • a male heir evident to a throne

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