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 Dictionary entry overview: What does predecessor mean? 

  The noun PREDECESSOR has 1 sense:

1. one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

  Familiarity information: PREDECESSOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1predecessor [BACK TO TOP]


One who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("predecessor" is a kind of...):

forerunner; precursor (a person who goes before or announces the coming of another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "predecessor"):

forefather (person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group)

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