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  1. pred·e·ces·sor
    IPA[ˈpredəˌsesər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person who held a job or office before the current holder:

      the new President's foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor
      Synonym : former/previous holder of the post, forerunner, precursor, antecedent
    • 2. a thing that has been followed or replaced by another:

      the chapel was built in 1864 on the site of its predecessor
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: predecessor, plural noun: predecessors

    • noun

      a person who held a job or office before the current holder:

      a thing that has been followed or replaced by another:

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