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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- One that goes before (as in office or the possession of property); Previous incumbent or owner.

Usage examples (14)
  • The species was named antecessor meaning explorer in Latin.
  • This, then, is their horrid counsel and device -- that each one of their gods should kill his antecessor.
  • The grantee stepped exactly into the place of the antecessor; he inherited all his rights and all his burthens.
  • The former holder is marked by the perfectly colourless word "ancestor" ( "antecessor"), a word as yet meaning, not for more
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