successor


successor
One who assumes a public office upon expiration of term, retirement, resignation, or removal of a prior incumbent. One who follows another, as an heir follows the ancestor. One who follows another in interest. Inclusive of an executor. West Shore R. Co. v Wenner, 70 NJL 233, 57 A 508, reaffirmed 71 NJL 682, 60 A 1134. A corporation may be considered the "successor" of another, although both corporations retain their corporate identity, dependent upon the facts and surrounding circumstances, and this status may exist in the absence of either an amalgamation, merger, or technical consolidation. North Texas Nat. Bank v Thompson (Tex Civ App) 23 SW2d 494. See hereditary successor; representative.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • successor — UK US /səkˈsesər/ noun [C] ► someone or something that comes after another person or thing: successor to sb/sth »She has been appointed successor to the retiring chief executive. »Network Rail is the successor to Railtrack and runs lines and… …   Financial and business terms

  • successor — one who comes after, late 13c., from O.Fr. successour, from L. successor, agent noun from pp. stem of succedere (see SUCCEED (Cf. succeed)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Successor — (lat.), Nachfolger, Amtsfolger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • successor — [n] heir beneficiary, descendant, follower, heritor, inheritor, next in line, replacement, scion; concepts 355,414 …   New thesaurus

  • successor — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that succeeds another …   English terms dictionary

  • successor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ logical, natural, obvious ▪ rightful, worthy ▪ Their latest offering is a worthy successor to their popular debut album. ▪ chosen …   Collocations dictionary

  • successor */*/ — UK [səkˈsesə(r)] / US [səkˈsesər] noun [countable] Word forms successor : singular successor plural successors someone who has an important position after someone else. Someone who has the position before someone else is called their predecessor… …   English dictionary

  • successor — suc|ces|sor [ sək sesər ] noun count ** someone who has an important position after someone else. Someone who has the position before someone else is called their predecessor: successor to: They haven t yet named a successor to the outgoing CEO.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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