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
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.
So a word to the successors to our Founding Fathers.
USA Gymnastics is in the process of finding Penny's replacement and hopes to have a successor in place by September.
Key could be liable for future claims depending a lot on state laws that govern liability for successor companies, Baird said.
As a successor to Don Shula, not all that well: Miami was 8-8 his first season, then went 9-7, 10-6 and 9-7 in 1999.
The Florida Standards Assessment is the successor to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, and is widely considered to be more difficult to pass.
Through its 125 generations, women have stepped in to rule when no male successor was available, so proponents of the change argue there’s historical precedent.
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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
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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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