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predecessormore about predecessor


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Predecessor  \Pred`e*ces"sor\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  praedecessor;  prae 
  before  +  decessor  one  who  withdraws  from  the  province  he  has 
  governed,  a  retiring  officer  (with  reference  to  his 
  successor),  a  predecessor,  fr  decedere:  cf  F. 
  pr['e]d['e]cesseur.  See  {Decease}.] 
  One  who  precedes;  one  who  has  preceded  another  in  any  state, 
  position,  office,  etc.;  one  whom  another  follows  or  comes 
  after  in  any  office  or  position. 
  A  prince  who  was  as  watchful  as  his  predecessor  had 
  been  over  the  interests  of  the  state.  --Prescott. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  one  who  precedes  you  in  time  (as  in  holding  a  position  or 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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