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predecessor
(n)
PRE-dǝ-sess-ǝr
Meaning

former occupant of a post

1st Sample Sentence

The prime minister has always spoken of his predecessor with respect.

Root

prae (before)#de (away)#cedere (go) (Latin)

Mnemonics

PRE (before)+decessor (sounds like SUCCESOR)=smoeone before SUCCESSOR = FORMER OCCUPANT OF POST

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