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Definition of successor:

  1. One who succeeds to, or follows in the place of, another; apostolic succession, the regular and uninterrupted transmission of ministerial authority, by a succession of bishops, from the apostles, claimed by the Anglican and R. Cath. Churches.

Synonyms:

surrogate, inheritor, permutation, alternate, refilling, heir apparent, substitute, colleague, replenishment, substitution, co-worker, transposition, standby, metaphor, counterpart, renewal, heir, associate, workmate, junior, follower, superior, stand-in, subordinate, replacing, relief, switch, heritor, replacement, opposite number.

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