from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who succeeds.
  • noun Consequence; result.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Following, next in order.
  • verb Present participle of succeed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective coming after or following
  • adjective (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving


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