Part of speech: noun

One who or that which follows in succession.

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Usage examples "successor":

  1. The resignation was accepted, but the superintendent requested him to continue in charge of the office until his successor should arrive. - "The Expressman and the Detective", Allan Pinkerton.
  2. The legitimate successor of 'Helen's Babies. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.
  3. Rank followed the female line; and this successor might be any descendant of the late chief's mother or grandmother- his brother, his cousin or his nephew- but never his son. - "The Iroquois Book of Rites", Horatio Hale.