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successor (n.)

"one who comes after," late 13c., from Anglo-French successor and Old French successour "successor, heir" (12c., Modern French successeur), from Latin successor "follower, successor," agent noun from past participle stem of succedere "to come after" (see succeed).

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Definitions of successor from WordNet

successor (n.)
a person who follows next in order;
he was President Lincoln's successor
Synonyms: replacement
successor (n.)
a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone;
successor (n.)
a person who inherits some title or office;
Synonyms: heir
From wordnet.princeton.edu