successor

noun suc·ces·sor \ sək-ˈse-sər \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of successor

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

Examples of successor in a Sentence

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

  2. the successor to the throne

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Origin and Etymology of successor

Middle English successour, from Anglo-French, from Latin successor, from succedere

SUCCESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

successor

noun

Definition of successor for English Language Learners

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


SUCCESSOR Defined for Kids

successor

noun suc·ces·sor \ sək-ˈse-sər \

Definition of successor for Students

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

Law Dictionary

successor

noun suc·ces·sor \ sək-ˈse-sər \

legal Definition of successor

: one that follows : one that succeeds another (as in a position, title, office, or estate)


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