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Meaning of PREDECESSOR

Pronunciation:  'predi`sesur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
 

PREDECESSOR is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: forefather, forerunner, precursor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ancestor, ancestors, announcer, antecedent, antecedents, ascendants, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, bushwhacker, elders, explorer, fathers, forebear, forebears, forefather, forefathers, foregoer, forerunner, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, grandfathers, grandparents, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, innovator, lead runner, leader, messenger, pathfinder, patriarchs, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, predecessors, progenitors, prototype, scout, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker
 

 

 

 

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