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antecessor

[ an-tuh-ses-er ]
/ ˌæn təˈsɛs ər /
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noun
a person who goes before; predecessor.
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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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