A person or thing that succeeds, or follows, another; esp., one who succeeds to an office, title, etc.
Webster's New World
A person who takes over the rank, office, duties, or privileges of another; a corporation that through merger, buy-out, or other means acquires the duties, stock, rights, and debts of another corporation, known as the predecessor.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of a successor is a person or thing that comes after another.
The son of a king who will become king next is an example of the king's successor.
The next heir in order or succession.
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