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successor

noun suc·ces·sor \sək-ˈse-sər\

: a person who has a job, position, or title after someone else : someone who succeeds another person

Full Definition of SUCCESSOR

:  one that follows; especially :  one who succeeds to a throne, title, estate, or office
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Examples of SUCCESSOR

  1. The CEO's successor used to be the vice president here.
  2. the successor to the throne

Origin of SUCCESSOR

Middle English successour, from Anglo-French, from Latin successor, from succedere
First Known Use: 14th century
SUCCESSOR Defined for Kids

successor

noun suc·ces·sor \sək-ˈse-sər\

Definition of SUCCESSOR for Kids

:  a person who succeeds to a throne, title, property, or office

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