What kind of New York is the controversial mayor leaving his predecessor?
To date, Obama has only issued 182, while the predecessor he likes to blame for everything issued 291.
Conservative commentators have played down the differences between Francis and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.
But will Janet Yellen be any different from her predecessor?
Hirai said the company was impressed by consumer response to the Xperia Z1's predecessor (the Xperia Z).
The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
More fortunate than his predecessor (Achilles), he got off with a slight but enduring limp.
I fancy my predecessor must have been a "slattern," for everything was thick with dust.
Mr. Preston, Robert's predecessor, had never given him a moment's trouble.
Each succeeding generation had a right to the care of its predecessor in mind, body and estate.
late 14c., "one who has held an office or position before the present holder," from Old French predecesseor "forebear" and directly from Late Latin praedecessorem (nominative praedecessor), from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + decessor "retiring official," from decess-, past participle stem of decedere "go away," also "die" (see decease (n.)). Meaning "ancestor, forefather" is recorded from c.1400.