crown prince

noun

Definition of crown prince

1 : a male heir apparent to a crown or throne
2 : one prepared or favored to fill a prospective position

Examples of crown prince in a Sentence

the Crown Prince of Spain He's been heralded as the crown prince of jazz.
Recent Examples on the Web Western intelligence agencies and the US Congress said an operation of such magnitude could not have happened without the knowledge of the crown prince. BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 Western intelligence agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress, said an operation of such magnitude could not have happened without the knowledge of the crown prince. The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Apr. 2022 The killing by agents who worked for the crown prince drew international outrage and cast a shadow over Prince Mohammed, whose reputation has never fully recovered. NBC News, 21 Nov. 2021 The Saudi economy still heavily relies on revenue from fossil fuels, despite an aggressive campaign spearheaded by the crown prince to diversify its economy away from production of fossil fuels. Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2021 Earlier this week, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt welcomed Mr. Bennett and the Emirati crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, to Sharm el Sheikh for the first trilateral meeting between leaders of the three countries. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 In the latest sign of reconciliation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday to meet with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the UAE's de facto ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed (known as MBZ) and sign new agreements. Jomana Karadsheh And Eoin Mcsweeney, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 But two top aides to the crown prince whom Saudi prosecutors said played a central role in the plot were exonerated. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2021 Khashoggi, 59, was a Saudi citizen working as a Washington Post columnist when he was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, and killed by a team of intelligence operatives with close ties to the crown prince. NBC News, 25 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crown prince

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

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“Crown prince.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20prince. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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