Latin. n. Successor.
- n. One who succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left, and sustains the like part or character; - correlative to predecessor; as, the successor of a deceased king. One who follows or comes into the place of another. This term is applied more particularly to a sole corporation, or to any corporation. The word heir is more correctly applicable to a common person who takes an estate by descent. It is also used to designate a person who has been appointed or elected to some office, after another person.