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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If, however, Saudi Arabia feels that Mr Trump cannot be relied on to ensure its security, then Mohammad bin Salman, the brash and reckless Saudi crown prince, may feel compelled to act on his own. The Economist, "Drone attacks cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output by half," 15 Sep. 2019 Months after his brazen killing, and despite findings from the UN and the CIA that point to the Saudi crown prince’s involvement, there has been no independent criminal investigation. Wired Staff, WIRED, "One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 1 Aug. 2019 The painting, which sold at auction for a record $450.3 million in 2017, is now in the private possession of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who is keeping its whereabouts a secret. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Daniel Silva's new novel features Leonardo da Vinci painting with a Dallas connection," 18 July 2019 While crown prince, the king made his pet poodle, since deceased, an air marshal. The Economist, "Relations between Thailand’s army and king are becoming one-sided," 5 Sep. 2019 Facebook also axed hundreds of inauthentic pages originating from Saudi Arabia that promoted crown prince Mohammad bin Salman's agenda, while smearing Saudi neighbors as well as Al-Jazeera and Amnesty International. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Security News This Week: Apple Contractors Will Stop Listening to Your Siri Recordings—For Now," 3 Aug. 2019 The changes were widely celebrated by Saudis on Twitter, including posting memes showing people dashing to the airport with luggage and others hailing the 33-year-old crown prince believed to be the force behind these moves. NBC News, "Saudi Arabia law change allows women to travel without male consent," 2 Aug. 2019 The 33-year-old crown prince has grand plans to diversify the kingdom’s oil-dependent economy. Rory Jones, WSJ, "Saudi Aramco to Buy Majority Stake in Petrochemicals Producer Sabic for $69.1 Billion," 27 Mar. 2019 The war is the brainchild of Mohammed bin Salman, the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia and defense minister. Alex Ward, Vox, "The Pentagon doesn’t know if US-made bombs killed kids in Yemen," 9 Aug. 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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