antecessor

[an-tuh-ses-er]

noun

a person who goes before; predecessor.

Nearby words

  1. antecede,
  2. antecedence,
  3. antecedency,
  4. antecedent,
  5. antecedents,
  6. antechamber,
  7. antechapel,
  8. antechoir,
  9. antecourt,
  10. antecubital

Origin of antecessor

1375–1425; late Middle English antecessour (< Middle French) < Latin antecessor he who goes before, a predecessor, equivalent to anteced-, variant stem of antecēdere (see antecede) + -tor -tor; cf. ancestor

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