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
His older brother, William, second in line for succession after his father, Charles, is the less interesting one, with the thinning hair and the glamorous wife.
The first description of a tubal pregnancy does not appear until 1604, when an Italian physician’s notes describe a 31-year-old woman who presented with mysterious abdominal pain, pallor, syncope, and death, all in quick succession.
The ANC’s succession race is likely to limit the ANC’s ability to address its shortcomings and heal its internal divisions.
Column 79, no longer supported by a girder, buckled, triggering a rapid succession of structural failures that moved from east to west.
But what hit me more was that this man had placed his hopes in Donald Trump, and those remained strong, despite the president’s ceaseless succession of fiascos during his first six months in office.
Since then a succession of inventions promising to overhaul schools has done no such thing.
When the second round of qualifying began, new records were set and broken in quick succession.
Taylor’s death, compounded by the loss of several other friends and family members in short succession, marked the end of Portis’s trademark frivolity.
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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
Definition of succession for Students
- A succession of police cars raced past.
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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