Definition of successor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

successor

 noun
noun
NAmE//səkˈsɛsər//
 
successor (to somebody/something)
 
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a person or thing that comes after someone or something else and takes their/its place Who's the likely successor to him as party leader? Their latest release is a worthy successor to their popular debut album. He chose as his successor a relative newcomer to the organization. compare predecessor
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