English word successor comes from Latin successor (Follower, successor.).

Successor etymology history

Successor detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
successor Latin (lat) Follower, successor.
successour Anglo-Norman (xno)
successor English (eng) (arithmetic, set theory) The integer, ordinal number or cardinal number immediately following another.. A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.. A person who inherits a title or office.. The next heir in order or succession.