heir presumptive definition

  • noun:
    • An heir whoever claim are defeated because of the birth of a closer relative prior to the loss of the ancestor.
    • an individual who will inherit as long as no much better choice for an heir exists.
    • person who, in the event that ancestor should die instantly, will be his heir, but whose to the inheritance is beaten by the birth of a nearer relative, or by another contingency.
    • view heir apparent.
    • an individual who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated because of the beginning of a nearer general

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