heir presumptive

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Etymology[edit]

A calque translation of French héritier présomptif, hence the unusual order of adjective following noun.

Noun[edit]

heir presumptive (plural heirs presumptive)

  1. Someone who will become an heir (usually to a monarchy) only if no-one with a better claim is born.

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