successor

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successor (plural successors)

  1. A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.
    George W. Bush was successor to Bill Clinton as President of the US.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.
  2. The next heir in order or succession.
  3. A person who inherits a title or office.
  4. (arithmetic, set theory) The integer, ordinal number or cardinal number immediately following another.

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successor m (genitive successōris); third declension

  1. follower, successor

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative successor successōrēs
genitive successōris successōrum
dative successōrī successōribus
accusative successōrem successōrēs
ablative successōre successōribus
vocative successor successōrēs