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successor

[suh k-ses-er] /səkˈsɛs ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that succeeds or follows.
2.
a person who succeeds another in an office, position, or the like.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < Latin, equivalent to succed-, variant stem of succēdere to succeed + -tor -tor, with dt > ss; replacing Middle English successour < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
Related forms
successoral, adjective
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successor

/səkˈsɛsə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that follows, esp a person who succeeds another in an office
2.
(logic) the element related to a given element by a serial ordering, esp the natural number next larger to a given one. The successor of n is n + 1, usually written Sn or n′
Derived Forms
successoral, adjective
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Word Origin and History for success-oral

successor

n.

"one who comes after," late 13c., from Old French successour, from Latin successor, agent noun from past participle stem of succedere (see succeed).

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