|Origin:||Latin successio, from succedere; SUCCEED|
Related topics: Officials
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 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.
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.
the queen's succession to the throne