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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. (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. acquisition of property by descent or by will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A following consecutively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A sequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A following in order (esp. in s.; three great victories in s., running, without intervening defeat); series of things in s. (a s. of disasters, several running); (right of) succeeding to the throne or any office or inheritance, set or order of persons having such right, (laws regulating the s.; claimed, was excluded from, the s.; the s. must not be broken; is second in the s.; was left to him& his s., heirs; apostoic s., uninterrupted transmission of spiritual authority through bishops from the apostles downwards; law of s., regulating inheritance esp. in cases of intestate decease; s. duties, taxes on property passing by s.); (Biol.) order of descent in development of species. Hence successional a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [Latin] Act of succeeding ; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following ; sequence ;- a series of persons or things according to some established rule ;-an order of descendants ; lineage ; race ; -power or right of acceding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor ;-the right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or preceding in an established order. Cabinet Dictionary
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