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1. heir-at-law

noun. the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate.

Synonyms

  • heritor
  • inheritor

Antonyms

  • heir presumptive

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Example sentences of the word heir-apparent


1. Noun Phrase
The vice chair, or first vice president, is the heir apparent to the chairperson.

2. Noun Phrase
Power is traditionally passed down from parent to the firstborn child, the heir apparent.

3. Noun Phrase
The only child of a widow is a classic example of an heir apparent.

2. apparent

adjective. ['əˈpɛrənt'] clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment.

Synonyms

  • unmistakable
  • evident
  • plain
  • obvious
  • manifest

Antonyms

  • obstructed
  • unclear
  • unnoticeable
  • cheer

Etymology

  • apparent (French)

3. apparent

adjective. ['əˈpɛrənt'] appearing as such but not necessarily so.

Synonyms

  • superficial
  • seeming

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • fancy
  • pretentious

Etymology

  • apparent (French)

4. heir

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.

Synonyms

  • heritor
  • heir-at-law
  • inheritor
  • receiver
  • recipient
  • heiress
  • inheritrix
  • heir apparent
  • heir presumptive

Antonyms

  • heir presumptive
  • lender
  • parent
  • outgo

Etymology

  • heres (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. heir

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a person who inherits some title or office.

Synonyms

  • offspring
  • progeny
  • issue

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • ending

Etymology

  • heres (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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