noun, plural heirs presumptive.
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By allowing him to live, Marshal avoided the shame of killing an unarmed heir-apparent.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These groups turn out in greater numbers in presidential elections, giving Democrats a presumptive advantage heading into 2016.
The heir to a tightrope walking family has tried some crazy stunts in his day.Nik Wallenda’s Blindfolded Tightrope Caper: Defying Death Over The Chicago River|Jacqui Goddard|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phew, he could have sex too, so an heir for Downton was assured.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Regardless, his turn as wealthy heir/sociopath John du Pont is never less than utterly transfixing and unsettling.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In some states he becomes the heir of the adopted parent like a natural child, with some limitations.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The heir apparent, a boy of nine years old, is affianced to the daughter of a neighbouring king.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Two minutes suffice for changing teams at the “Talbot,” and off that heir of the coaching age goes again.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper