noun, plural heirs apparent.
Origin of heir apparent
Related formsheir apparency, noun
Examples from the Web for heir apparent
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was snubbed by heir-apparent Xi Jinping on her recent visit.
Since then, Lula has continued to push his protégée and heir-apparent in an effort to protect his own legacy.
The whole correspondence, in truth, brought great discredit, both on the heir-apparent and his advisers.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Certainly it could not be denied that the heir-apparent was extremely lax in his religious duties.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
How dared you, rash youth, raise your ire against the heir-apparent?Mark Gildersleeve|John S. Sauzade
When notice should be given they were to assemble in arms, and declare the Marquis of Exeter heir-apparent to the throne.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
We gave a breakfast to the heir-apparent of Lucknow and to sixty people; the utmost number we can accommodate.Up the Country|Emily Eden