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antecessor

substantivo

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forbearer

verb

Definitions of forbearer

someone related to you that comes before you in time; an ancestor

Let us move on from our recent differences as our forbearers did a hundred years ago.

something that came before (eg an earlier design of a product)

Created in wrist watch form, it displays the same level of decoration as its forbearer qualifying it as a prime example of fine watchmaking.