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Meaning of SUCCESSOR

Pronunciation:  suk'sesur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
  2. [n]  a person who inherits some title or office
  3. [n]  a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor"

SUCCESSOR is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: heir, replacement
 See Also: compeer, equal, issue, match, offspring, peer, progeny, replacement, substitute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Suc*ces"sor\, n. [OE. successour, OF. successur,
successor, F. successeur, L. successor. See {Succeed}.]
One who succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which
another has left, and sustains the like part or character; --
correlative to predecessor; as, the successor of a deceased
king. --Chaucer.

      A gift to a corporation, either of lands or of
      chattels, without naming their successors, vests an
      absolute property in them so lond as the corporation
      subsists.                                --Blackstone.

Computing Dictionary
  1. A language for distributed computing derived from sr.

    ["SuccessoR: Refinements to SR", R.A. Olsson et al, TR 84-3, U Arizona 1984].

  2. daughter