His predecessor had just banned three priests in his diocese from public ministry.
Elise Jordan on the debt the president owes his predecessor.
To date, Obama has only issued 182, while the predecessor he likes to blame for everything issued 291.
But will Janet Yellen be any different from her predecessor?
For now, Geithner has a staff that is pretty bare-bones, particularly compared to his predecessor, Hank Paulson.
The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
He was as little and fair-complexioned as his predecessor was big and dark.
I fancy my predecessor must have been a "slattern," for everything was thick with dust.
The central portion of this cable much resembles that of its predecessor in 1866.
Each succeeding generation had a right to the care of its predecessor in mind, body and estate.
late 14c., "one who has held an office or position before the present holder," from Old French predecesseor "forebear" and directly from Late Latin praedecessorem (nominative praedecessor), from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + decessor "retiring official," from decess-, past participle stem of decedere "go away," also "die" (see decease (n.)). Meaning "ancestor, forefather" is recorded from c.1400.