predecessor in interest

Definition of "predecessor in interest"
  1. Refers to an individual or entity who formerly possessed the rights or interests that another individual or entity now possesses. This term also represents a relationship where one entity is in legal connection with another
How to use "predecessor in interest" in a sentence
  1. After John sold his house, he became the predecessor in interest to the new property owner.
  2. In certain agreements, understanding who the predecessor in interest is becomes significant for legal documentation.
  3. The predecessor in interest was consulted to clear any potential issues with the patents before the new owner took over.

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