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Definition of Succession


  1. The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.
  2. A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology.
  3. An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent.
  4. The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne.
  5. The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order.
  6. The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.

Succession Quotations

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
Jane Austen

Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed. - Corita Kent
Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.
Corita Kent

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Helen Keller

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens

One of the things we often miss in succession planning is that it should be gradual and thoughtful, with lots of sharing of information and knowledge and perspective, so that it's almost a non-event when it happens.
Anne M. Mulcahy
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Succession Translations

succession in German is Folge {f}, Aufeinanderfolge {f}
succession in Latin is successio
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