1. a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter's death.
2. a person who inherits or is entitled to inherit a title, rank, position, etc.
3. a person or group considered as inheriting the tradition or talent of a predecessor.
EX. How could a dictator be so damn evil after experiencing the glorious friendliness and joy of Disneyland? Hopefully, Kim Jong-Il's heir won't be a scrooge and help make the world a smaller place by opening his country to liberty. Or he could build a castle for himself? Shrug.