Meaning of predecessor
Pronunciation: (pred'u-ses"ur, pred"u-ses'ur or, esp. Brit., prē'du-ses"ur), [key]
- a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc.
- something succeeded or replaced by something else: The new monument in the park is more beautiful than its predecessor.
- an ancestor; forefather.
- predecessor (Thesaurus)