Rare a predecessor
Origin of antecessorMiddle English antecessour from Classical Latin antecessor from past participle of antecedere, antecede
One who precedes; a predecessor.
Origin of antecessorMiddle English antecessour forebear from Latin antecessor forerunner, predecessor in office from antecessus past participle of antecēdere to go before ; see antecede .
- 1890, Grant Allen, The Great Taboo:
- This, then, is their horrid counsel and device--that each one of their gods should kill his antecessor.
From Latin antecessor