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prædecessor (plural prædecessors)

  1. Obsolete spelling of predecessor
    • 1447, Let. Coldingham, Sur. Soc. 12, page 160:
      Oure said brother, your prædecessor, paide to him c li. of Scottez money.
    • 1716, John Flamsteed, Letter to Mr. Abraham Sharp; letter 1,421 in The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal (CRC Press; →ISBN, 9780750307635) published in 1997 by Eric G Forbes, Murdin Lesley, and Frances Willmoth (editors), page 790:
      Mr Thomas Smith your prædecessor has been dead about 16 or 17 years he was never concerned with the Army accounts.