Definition of “heir apparent” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “heir apparent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“heir apparent” in Business English

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heir apparentnoun [ S ]

uk us

the person who is likely to control a large company or organization after the person now in charge leaves:

heir apparent to sth Mr Roberts is thought by many to be heir apparent to the top job.

(Definition of “heir apparent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)