Definition of predecessive in English:

predecessive

adjective

rare
  • That has gone before; (immediately) preceding.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Middleton (d. 1627), playwright. Either from pre- + classical Latin dēcess-, past participial stem of dēcēdere to depart, go away + -ive, or from predecess- + -ive.

Pronunciation

predecessive

/ˌpriːdɪˈsɛsɪv/