The son of a king who will become king next is an example of the king's successor.
Origin of successorMiddle English ; from Old French successour ; from Classical Latin successor ; from successus, past participle of succedere: see succeed
- 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.
- The next heir in order or succession.
- A person who inherits a title or office.
- (arithmetic, set theory) The integer, ordinal number or cardinal number immediately following another.
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