1 passing (on), handing down or on, transmittal, transmission, transfer, transferral, shift, conveyance, conveyancing:
According to her will, the succession of the property is via her first-born.
2 sequence, progression, order, series, turn, course, flow, chain, train, procession:
The succession of events was as he described.
3 accession, assumption, attainment, elevation, promotion; inheritance:
What was the year of Charles II's succession to the Spanish throne?
4 lineage, descent, birthright, dynasty, ancestry, descendants, bloodline:
The 18th century began with the War of the Spanish Succession.
5 in succession. one after or behind the other, at intervals, successively, consecutively, in a row, running, without interruption, uninterruptedly, in order, in line:
They published several historical novels in quick succession.
1 series of people, things, etc.
endless, long, never-ending | constant, continuous, uninterrupted | quick, rapid
We lost three secretaries in quick succession.
A whole succession of presidents had tried to resolve the issue without success.
There has been a rise in crime for the second year in succession.
2 right to have an important position after sb else
legitimate | disputed | dynastic, hereditary
VERB + SUCCESSION
He wanted to have a son to secure the succession.
in ~ to
Betty Munn is the manager in succession to Edna Greenan.
the line/order of succession
He is next in (the) line of succession to the British throne.
| the right of succession, succession to the throne
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