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
In the last two years, often in quick succession, many of Europe’s major urban centers have been struck by vehicle attacks.
The company said at the time that its succession planning had been underway for five years, but the billionaire investor Nelson Peltz had pressed it in recent years to cut costs and improve its returns.
Ingredion did not report any changes to compensation Monday in connection with the succession planning.
Howard Davies, chairman at RBS, discusses the bank's succession planning.
Reverse your legs to complete one rep and continue in quick succession.
Earlier in his reign, King Salman had removed his half-brother Prince Muqrin from the line of succession.
Anne falls behind her younger brothers in the order of succession because male primogeniture served as protocol for the royal family from the Act of Settlement of 1701 up until 2013.
After that, the only person left in the line of succession is Mako’s little brother.
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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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