Simple Definition of successor
: 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
Examples of successor
The CEO's successor used to be the vice president here.
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
Definition of successor
: a person who succeeds to a throne, title, property, or office
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