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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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successionsuc‧ces‧sion /səkˈseʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 in succession2 a succession of something3 [uncountable]PGOREPLACE the act of taking over an official job or position, or the right to be the next to take itaccession If the prince dies, the succession passes to his son.succession to the queen’s succession to the throne
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successionLike many rich kids, Georgie was raised by a succession of underpaid nannies.There followed a succession of minor criminal offences, mostly against youngsters with whom he shared lodgings.The project has had a succession of legal problems.A succession of situations each one more impossible than the last, may be what will best serve you.There is no clear succession, for example.We lost four important games in succession.His elder brother Edwin was next in succession to the baronetcy, but he was a total invalid.Next in succession came the dinner preparation.One of the prime differences between the systems is in the practicalities of succession.Increasingly, the tendency is to work for a large number of companies in rapid succession.Thus high office remains accessible to a relatively wide range of royal kin and commoners wield significant power over the succession.succession toFerdinand was first in line of succession to the throne.
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