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crown prince

a male heir apparent to a throne.
Origin of crown prince
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The four-year-old-first crown prince and then uncrowned pretender-served nine decades longer, with brains and charm.
  • The prospect of the looming succession, with an unpopular crown prince in the wings, further heightens tensions.
  • The king serves as prime minister and his crown prince serves as deputy prime minister.
British Dictionary definitions for crown prince

crown prince

the male heir to a sovereign throne
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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