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
Biggest Say The party’s lawmakers had the biggest say in choosing Kenny’s successor, controlling 65 percent of the total vote, and many declared early for Varadkar.
But then there’s the relationship that first-year Southlake Carroll baseball coach Larry Vucan had with his team long before he was named as Larry Hughes’ successor.
The district then launched an initial independent principals program shortly after the mayor appointed Forrest Claypool as Byrd-Bennett's successor and Janice Jackson as chief education officer in July 2015.
Masashi Goto, another former Toshiba engineer, says the strategy to focus on computer chips and nuclear power was revved up to a higher level by Nishida’s successor Norio Sasaki.
Brzezinski’s predecessor as National Security Advisor, for Gerald Ford, and then his successor in that same role for the first George Bush — was one exception.
Bill Diggs, her successor who served eight years at the chamber and is now president of the Mourning Family Foundation, recalled his friend and mentor.
The delay has been exacerbated because Pence has not provided his successor with digital access to emails conducting state business that were routed through Pence’s private AOL.com email address.
Under Balanchine’s successor, Peter Martins, the company has presented a number of festivals and festival-like seasons.
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Origin and Etymology of successor
Middle English successour, from Anglo-French, from Latin successor, from succedere
First Known Use: 13th century
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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