Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin successio, from succedere; SUCCEED


suc‧ces‧sion W3

in succession

happening one after the other without anything different happening in between:
She won the championship four times in succession.
in quick/rapid/close succession (=quickly one after the other)
He fired two shots in quick succession.

a succession of something

a number of people or things of the same kind following, coming or happening one after the other:
A succession of visitors came to the door.
3 [uncountable]PGO the act of taking over an official job or position, or the right to be the next to take it [↪ accession]:
If the prince dies, the succession passes to his son.
succession to
the queen's succession to the throne

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