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.

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His supporters say the crown prince has proved his commitment to moderating Saudi ideology by curbing the influence of the religious police, who enforced moral codes like gender segregation — sometimes by beating violators with sticks. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Once-powerful Saudi conservatives losing clout," 5 June 2018 The crown prince’s Vision 2030 reform plan seeks to elevate women to nearly one-third of the workforce, up from about 22 percent now. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Saudi Arabia issues first driving licenses to 10 women," 4 June 2018 Since the April 21 incident, the kingdom has released various stills showing the crown prince carrying out official duties. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "Saudis release video of crown prince in Jeddah amid questions about his whereabouts," 30 May 2018 So far, however, the crown prince has shown little interest in political rights. The Christian Science Monitor, "Saudi Arabia’s struggle to define national identity," 29 May 2018 That meeting, which the crown prince did not give advance notice about to the Obama administration, set off red flags national security officials at the time. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion Story," 20 May 2018 The crown prince predicted that world oil demand would not peak until 2040, despite advances in renewable energy technologies and the electric vehicle. Author: Richard Mably, Yara Bayoumy, Anchorage Daily News, "OPEC and Russia consider historic long-term oil alliance," 27 Mar. 2018 Part of the crown prince's push has been to loosen the hold ultraconservatives have on society. NBC News, "First Saudi women get driver's licenses amid crackdown on activists," 5 June 2018 The State Security Presidency, a powerful security apparatus that reports directly to the King and 32-year-old crown prince, had been monitoring the detainees prior to their arrest, according to Saudi Arabia's official news agency. Bijan Hosseini, CNN, "Saudi Arabia 'temporarily' frees activists who want women to be able to drive," 3 June 2018

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1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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crown prince

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crown prince

: a prince who is expected to become king when the current king or queen dies

: a man or boy who people expect to become a leader in some field

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