[ suhk-ses-er ]
/ səkˈsɛs ər /
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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
suc·ces·sor·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for successor

/ (səkˈsɛsə) /


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′
successoral, adjective
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