kruununperijä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kruunun (of the throne) +‎ perijä (heir)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kruu‧nun‧pe‧ri‧jä

Noun[edit]

kruununperijä

  1. heir apparent, heir presumptive; scion (successor to the throne)

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Usage notes[edit]

Finnish does not have a separate terms for "heir apparent" (one who definitely inherits according to the line of succession, such as the eldest son of a monarch) and "heir presumptive" (one who - such as younger brother of the monarch - inherits, if someone with a better right is not born.

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