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Definitions of succession

  1. a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. acquisition of property by descent or by will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a states intestate succession laws, which determine who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. When used in connection with real estate, the word refers to the passing of property by will or inheritance, as opposed to gift, grant, or purchase.
  9. The act of following in order; a series of persons or things that follow according to a fixed order; as, a succession of letters or kings; act of taking or right to take the place of another; as, succession to an office. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Act of succeeding or following after: series of persons or things following each other in time or place: series of descendants: race: rotation, as of crops: right to take possession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of following; series of persons or things; race; right to possess in turn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A following consecutively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A sequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Series of things following one another, either in time or place; the act or the right of succeeding or coming in the place of another; lineage. Apostolical succession, the uninterrupted transmission of ministerial authority by a succession of bishops from the apostles; the successive notes in melody. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A series of persons or things following one another either in time or place; the act of succeeding or coming in the place of another; race; lineage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for succession

  1. Ootah summoned all his skill, and dashed in succession after a number of appearing heads- he forgot his danger. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  2. A common succession is corn one year, oats one year, wheat one year, clover and timothy one year, timothy one year- a five years' rotation that has much substantial success behind it. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
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