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Succession

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Successionn. [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was in the succession to an earldom."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "You have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark."  [1913 Webster]
    "The animosity of these factions did not really arise from the dispute about the succession."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
Apostolical succession. (Theol.) See under Apostolical. -- Succession duty, a tax imposed on every succession to property, according to its value and the relation of the person who succeeds to the previous owner.<-- = death duties? --> [Eng.] -- Succession of crops. (Agric.) See Rotation of crops, under Rotation.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Succession, n.
1 a the process of following in order; succeeding. b a series of things or people in succession.
2 a the right of succeeding to the throne, an office, inheritance, etc. b the act or process of so succeeding. c those having such a right.
3 Biol. the order of development of a species or community; = SERE(3).

Idiom
in quick succession following one another at short intervals. in succession one after another, without intervention. in succession to as the successor of. law of succession the law regulating inheritance. settle the succession determine who shall succeed. Succession State a State resulting from the partition of a previously existing country.
Derivative
successional adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF succession or L successio (as SUCCEED)

THESAURUS

Succession

Indian file, accession, affiliation, afterlife, alternation, ancestry, anointing, anointment, apparentation, appointment, array, arrogation, articulation, assignment, assumption, at intervals, attainment, authorization, bank, bequeathal, bequest, birth, birthright, blood, bloodline, borough-English, branch, breed, brood, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, children, coheirship, coming after, common ancestry, concatenation, connection, consanguinity, consecration, consecution, consecutively, consecutiveness, continuation, continuity, continuum, conveyance, conveyancing, coparcenary, coronation, course, cycle, delegation, deputation, derivation, descendants, descent, devolution, direct line, distaff side, drone, dynasty, election, elevation, empowerment, endless belt, endless round, entail, extension, extraction, family, female line, file, filiation, flow, following, fruit, future time, gamut, gavelkind, gradation, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, hangover, heirloom, heirs, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, hostages to fortune, house, hum, in a row, in line, in order, in succession, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, inheritors, issue, kids, lateness, law of succession, legacy, legitimate succession, line, line of descent, line of succession, lineage, little ones, logical sequence, male line, mode of succession, monotone, new generation, next life, nexus, offspring, order, order of succession, patrimony, pendulum, periodicity, phylum, plenum, postdate, postdating, posteriority, posterity, postposition, postremogeniture, powder train, primogeniture, procession, progeny, progression, prolongation, promotion, provenience, queue, race, range, rank, recurrence, remainder, reticulation, reversion, rising generation, rotation, round, round robin, routine, row, run, running, scale, seed, seizure, sept, sequel, sequence, series, shift, shifting trust, shifting use, side, single file, sons, spear side, spectrum, spindle side, stem, stirps, stock, strain, string, subjunction, subsequence, successively, successiveness, suffixation, suite, supervenience, supervention, swath, sword side, taking over, thread, tier, train, transfer, transferral, transmission, transmittal, treasures, turn, ultimogeniture, uninterruptedly, usurpation, windrow, younglings, youngsters

ROGET THESAURUS

Succession

Sequence

N sequence, coming after, going after, consecution, succession, posteriority, continuation, order of succession, successiveness, paracme, secondariness, subordinancy, afterbirth, afterburden, placenta, secundines, succeeding, v, sequent, subsequent, consequent, sequacious, proximate, next, consecutive, alternate, amoebean, latter, posterior, after, subsequently, behind, sequence, coming after, (time), following pursuit, follower, attendant, satellite, shadow, dangler, train, subsequent, next, succeeding, following, behind, in the rear, in the train of, in the wake of, after.

Continuity

N continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.

Repetition

N repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run, battology, tautology, monotony, tautophony, rhythm, diffuseness, pleonasm, redundancy, chimes, repetend, echo, ritornello, burden of a song, refrain, rehearsal, rechauffe, rifacimento, recapitulation, cuckoo, reverberation, drumming, renewal, twice-told tale, old story, old song, second edition, new edition, reappearance, reproduction, recursion, periodicity, repeated, repetitional, repetitionary, recurrent, recurring, ever recurring, thick coming, frequent, incessant, redundant, pleonastic, monotonous, harping, iterative, recursive, unvaried, mocking, chiming, retold, aforesaid, aforenamed, above-mentioned, above-said, habitual, another, repeatedly, often, again, anew, over again, afresh, once more, ding-dong, ditto, encore, de novo, bis, da capo, again and again, over and over, over and over again, recursively, many times over, time and again, time after time, year after year, day by day, many times, several times, a number of times, many a time, full many a time, frequently, ecce iterum Crispinus, toujours perdrix, cut and come again, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, cantilenam eandem canis, nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.

Posteriority

N posteriority, succession, sequence, following, subsequence, supervention, futurity, successor, sequel, remainder, reversion, subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, postliminious, postnate, postdiluvial, postdiluvian, puisne, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial, subsequently, after, afterwards, since, later, at a subsequent, at a later period, at a later date, next, in the sequel, close upon, thereafter, thereupon, upon which, eftsoons, from that time, from that moment, after a while, after a time, in process of time.

Transfer

N transfer, conveyance, assignment, alienation, abalienation, demise, limitation, conveyancing, transmission, enfeoffment, bargain and sale, lease and release, exchange, barter, substitution, succession, reversion, shifting use, shifting trust, devolution, alienable, negotiable, estate coming into possession.


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