successor

[ suh k-ses-er ]
/ səkˈsɛs ər /

noun

a person or thing that succeeds or follows.
a person who succeeds another in an office, position, or the like.

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Origin of successor

1250–1300; < Latin, equivalent to succed-, variant stem of succēdere to succeed + -tor -tor, with dt > ss; replacing Middle English successour < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM successor

suc·ces·sor·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for successor

successor
/ (səkˈsɛsə) /

noun

a person or thing that follows, esp a person who succeeds another in an office
logic the element related to a given element by a serial ordering, esp the natural number next larger to a given one. The successor of n is n + 1, usually written Sn or n′

Derived forms of successor

successoral, adjective
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