Definitions for: Successor


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: heir, replacement

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

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