Meaning of predecess in English:

predecess

Pronunciation /ˌpriːdɪˈsɛs/

verb

rare
  • To be the predecessor of; to precede.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts. Either from pre- + classical Latin dēcess-, past participial stem of dēcēdere to depart, go away, or back-formation from predecessor.