Preceding vs. Succeeding
Difference Between Preceding and Succeeding
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.On the preceding Monday Shobana had gone on vacation.
Following, next in order.
existing or coming before
preceding in time or order
coming after or following
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office;a retiring member of the board
(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;our next president