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heir apparent (s) (noun), heirs apparent (pl)
1. Someone who will inherit the property of another person if he or she lives longer than the one who is currently possessing the material goods or title: "The queen's oldest son is heir apparent to the throne."
2. A person who is very likely to have a job or position after the one who has it now leaves: "The owner of the company named his son as heir apparent of the business."
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