- Succession is a series of related things going one after the other or to a title or job passing on to another person.
- An example of succession is the series of girlfriends a man may have one after the other.
- An example of succession is when a king steps down and his son becomes the new king.
succession definition by Webster's New World
- the act of succeeding or coming after another in order or sequence or to an office, estate, throne, etc.
- the right to succeed to an office, estate, etc.
- a number of persons or things coming one after another in time or space; series; sequence: a succession of delays
- a series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
- the order or line of such a series
- Ecol. the slow, regular sequence of changes in the regional development of communities of plants and associated animals, culminating in a climax characteristic of a specific geographical environment
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin successio ; from succedere: see succeed
succession definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or process of following in order or sequence.
- A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence: “A succession of one-man stalls offered soft drinks” (Alec Waugh). See Synonyms at series.
- a. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, dignity, or estate.b. The right of a person or line of persons to so succeed.c. The person or line having such a right.
- a. The act or process of succeeding to the rights or duties of another.b. The act or process of becoming entitled as a legal beneficiary to the property of a deceased person.
- Ecology The gradual and orderly process of ecosystem development brought about by changes in community composition and the production of a climax characteristic of a particular geographic region.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin successiō, successiōn-, from successus, past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.
- suc·cesˈsion·al adjective
- suc·cesˈsion·al·ly adverb
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