Word:

heir presumptive

Noun1.heir presumptive - a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
Antonyms:
heir apparent - an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor

HEIR PRESUMPTIVE. A presumptive heir is one who, in the present circumstances, would be entitled to the inheritance, but whose rights may be defeated by the contingency of some nearer heir being born. 2 B1 Com. 208. In Louisiana, the presumptive heir is he who is the nearest relation of the deceased, capable of inheriting. This quality is given to him before the decease of the person from whom he is to inherit, as well as after the opening of the succession, until he has accepted or renounced it. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 876.

heir, heir apparent, heritor, inheritor
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