succession

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  • Info Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence.
  • The film was a success and seven more films followed in quick succession.
  • He gave himself up to intense production, and a succession of works soon appeared.
  • Instead the secretary of state stands first in the line of succession.
  • About this time, suffering from poor health, he turned to the problem of the succession.
  • This effort continued after his death during the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • The state duties generally touch real estate successions as well as those to personal property.
  • When king Louis died, without successor the question of succession remained open.
  • The same act allowed Henry to determine further succession to the throne in his will.
  • It is uncertain what, if anything, Henry said about the succession before his death.
  • The Congress may provide for a line of succession beyond the Vice President.
  • However, the question of the succession never went away.
  • Finally, any children William might have had by a subsequent marriage were included in the line of succession.
  • For Charles now had succession problems of his own, having only two surviving daughters.
  • Actually, the first problem was the issue of his succession.
  • The Bill of Rights also settled the question of succession to the Crown.
  • Succession is chosen in relation to the status of the potential king's mother.
  • Great Britain and the Commonwealth recently made a move towards this form of succession.
  • This problem regarding succession cast a long shadow over English history.
  • A plan of succession has frequently been necessary.
  • Last in the line of succession stood any children William III might have had from any subsequent marriage.
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Meaning of succession

  • noun A group of people or things arranged or following in order
    a succession of stalls offering soft drinks, a succession of failures
  • noun The action of following in order
    he played the trumps in sequence
  • noun (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
  • noun Acquisition of property by descent or by will