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predecessor

noun ancestor, antecedent, antecessor, elder, forefather, foregoer, foreparent, forerunner, former incumbent, former officeholder, founder, patriarch, precursor, procreator, progenitor
See also: ancestor, ascendant, forerunner, parents, pioneer, precedent, precursor, primogenitor, progenitor

PREDECESSOR. One who has preceded another.
     2. This term is applied in particular to corporators who are now no longer such, and whose rights have been vested in their successor; the word ancestor is more usually applicable to common persons. The predecessor in a corporation stands in the same relation to the successor, that the ancestor does to the heir.
     3. The term predecessor is also used to designate one who has filled an office or station before the present incumbent.

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In the relatively rare case when a predecessor auditor agrees to issue a new report on the restated financial statements of a non-SEC issuer, including a not-for-profit or governmental entity, the successor's report should make no reference to the predecessor's audit of the restatement adjustment/s (AU-C section 700.
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Wages paid, or considered as having been paid, by a predecessor to an employee are, for purposes of the annual wage base, treated as having been paid to an employee by a successor if:
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After visiting the various shrines so dear to his predecessor, on his last day, Sunday, May 28, Benedict visited the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.
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74, footnote 29), as amended, which states that a successor auditor may name the predecessor auditor if the predecessor auditor's practice was acquired by, or merged with, that of the successor auditor.