What does the word successor mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Allan Pinkerton
  2. The legitimate successor of 'Helen's Babies. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by 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 by Horatio Hale