Definition of successor
: one that follows; especially : one who succeeds to a throne, title, estate, or office
Examples of successor in a Sentence
The CEO's successor used to be the vice president here.
the successor to the throne
Recent Examples of successor from the Web
Facing removal from office, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson says three fellow Democrats are violating the city's ethics code to support his potential successor.
But in that capacity, Mr. Chaika made the surprising mistake of investigating suspected corruption at the F.S.B., the successor agency to the K.G.B., a bit too enthusiastically.
A new period of genuine reform followed with police chief William Bratton and his successor, current chief Charlie Beck.
Yet the decision on whether to end sanctions permanently fell to Mr Obama’s successor.
If the hospital lobby’s favorite governor succeeds in defending his signature program for another budget cycle, Medicaid expansion will be one of several major issues for Kasich’s successor to deal with in 2019.
Jarrar was named successor to Alber Elbaz in March 2016, following his sudden exit from the brand, which sparked protests among Lanvin employees.
His successor as chief justice, Robert Stephens, called him one of the Supreme Court’s two most important figures, with the late Charles Leibson.
Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention of his successor in the White House.
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Origin and Etymology of successor
Middle English successour, from Anglo-French, from Latin successor, from succedere
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
SUCCESSOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of successor for Students
: a person who succeeds to a throne, title, property, or office
Legal Definition of successor
: one that follows : one that succeeds another (as in a position, title, office, or estate)
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