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英语解释:the person who had a job or official position before someone else

person earlier in a job than another
A predecessor precedes another person in a post or a position. Bill Clinton is the predecessor of George Bush, that is, Bill Clinton had been the president of the US before George Bush took over as the president. A person who has held a position before another person is the second person's predecessor. The earlier vice chancellor of a university is the predecessor of the one who takes over from him as the next vice chancellor.


The new government, whatever its faults, would not assault our interests in every international forum as its predecessor had done.