Examples of succession in a Sentence
As third in the line of succession, she would only become queen if her brothers both died or became ineligible.
Recent Examples of succession from the Web
The Saudi moves that started on Nov. 4 came in rapid-fire succession.
Landa later made two excellent saves in succession against Zander Bakunowski and Chris Sanfilippo in the 30th minute.
In New Delhi, Indira Gandhi, Nehru’s daughter and Sonia’s new mother-in-law, had outmaneuvered a conservative old guard to secure her succession as party president.
Other top executives at the plane maker are nearing retirement, with no clear succession in place.
Letting the succession drag wasn’t an option for Airbus’s board.
He was appointed as deputy publisher of the Times in 2016, setting in motion a plan of succession that many industry observers viewed as inevitable.
Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor when Lee died, the mayor's office said, citing succession rules in the city's charter.
The White House’s succession blueprint being floated in the press didn’t end with Pompeo.
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Origin and Etymology of succession
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SUCCESSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of succession for English Language Learners
: the act of getting a title or right after the person who had that title or right before you has died or is no longer able or allowed to have it; also : the process by which this happens
: a series of people or things that come one after the other
SUCCESSION Defined for Kids
legal Definition of succession
- the sequence of succession to the presidency
- would take the property by intestate succession
- who presents himself to claim an intestate succession
- —Louisiana Civil Code
- perpetual corporate succession
- documents…that all aim to prepare your company for its new owner's succession
- —Saul Berkowitz
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