Origin of antecessorMiddle English antecessour from Classical Latin antecessor from past participle of antecedere, antecede
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