Successor
Successor 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • successor — suc·ces·sor /sək se sər/ n: one that follows: one that succeeds another (as in a position, title, office, or estate) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. successor …   Law dictionary

  • successor — UK US /səkˈsesər/ noun [C] ► someone or something that comes after another person or thing: successor to sb/sth »She has been appointed successor to the retiring chief executive. »Network Rail is the successor to Railtrack and runs lines and… …   Financial and business terms

  • successor — one who comes after, late 13c., from O.Fr. successour, from L. successor, agent noun from pp. stem of succedere (see SUCCEED (Cf. succeed)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • successor — [sək ses′ər] n. [ME < OFr successour < L successor < successus, pp. of succedere: see SUCCEED] a person or thing that succeeds, or follows, another; esp., one who succeeds to an office, title, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Successor — (lat.), Nachfolger, Amtsfolger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • successor — [n] heir beneficiary, descendant, follower, heritor, inheritor, next in line, replacement, scion; concepts 355,414 …   New thesaurus

  • successor — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that succeeds another …   English terms dictionary

  • successor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ logical, natural, obvious ▪ rightful, worthy ▪ Their latest offering is a worthy successor to their popular debut album. ▪ chosen …   Collocations dictionary

  • successor */*/ — UK [səkˈsesə(r)] / US [səkˈsesər] noun [countable] Word forms successor : singular successor plural successors someone who has an important position after someone else. Someone who has the position before someone else is called their predecessor… …   English dictionary

  • successor — suc|ces|sor [ sək sesər ] noun count ** someone who has an important position after someone else. Someone who has the position before someone else is called their predecessor: successor to: They haven t yet named a successor to the outgoing CEO.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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