American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that succeeds another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left, and sustains the like part or character: correlative to predecessor.
- n. A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.
- n. The next heir in order or succession.
- n. A person who inherits a title or office.
- n. arithmetic, set theory The integer or cardinal immediately following another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left, and sustains the like part or character; -- correlative to
- n. a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
- n. a person who inherits some title or office
- n. a person who follows next in order
“The real-estate investment trust said the search for a successor is already underway, and will include both internal and external candidates.”
“That's particularly true when the successor is an outsider, who must not only learn the job but get to know the company's customers, shareholders and culture.”
“Indeed, depending on who her successor is there, the net impact could even be negative.”
“On the expiration of his term, a United States attorney shall continue to perform the duties of his office until his successor is appointed and qualifies.”
“Our existing President, Simon Hughes, will end his term of office on December 31st - the election of his successor is a chance for you to decide who will be, in the words of the Constitution, "the principal public representative of the Party and Chair of the Federal Executive".”
“It would be absolutely dreadful, for example, if an incapicated president (assuming no vice president) were succeeded by a Speaker of the House of the other party -- a good reason for repealing the present Succession in Office Act -- just as it is at least questionable whether a governor should be able to change the control of the Senate by naming a successor from a different political party than the elected senator.”
“Indeed, South Dakota legislators may have been banking on precisely this possibility: They may be hoping that the case won't make it from the district court to the Eighth Circuit to the Supreme Court until after Stevens leaves the Court and after his successor is appointed by a Republican President and confirmed by a Republican controlled Congress.”
“The problem is, their successor is already in place.”
“Old King Coal was a jolly old soul," his successor is a horror.”
“The mood improves when the Huskies remember they handed their title successor, Eagle Valley, its only two losses of the regular season.”
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