predecessor - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈpriːdɪˌsesə(r)/
singularpredecessor
pluralpredecessors
  1. 1
    the person who had a job or official position before someone else

    Algood seems to have learned nothing from the faults of his predecessors.

  2. 2
    something that has been replaced by another thing