n.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.
He was in the succession to an earldom.
- Macaulay.
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.
Apostolical succession
(Theol.) See under Apostolical.
Succession duty
a tax imposed on every succession to property, according to its value and the relation of the person who succeeds to the previous owner.
Succession of crops
(Agric.) See Rotation of crops, under Rotation.
Noun1.succession - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
2.succession - a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"
3.succession - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
Synonyms: sequence
4.succession - (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
5.succession - acquisition of property by descent or by will
Synonyms: taking over

SUCCESSION, in Louisiana. The right and transmission of the rights an obligations of the deceased to his heirs. Succession signifies also the estate, rights and charges which a person leaves after his death, whether the property exceed the charges, or the charges exceed the property, or whether he has left only charges without property. The succession not only includes the rights and obligations of the deceased, as they exist at the time of his death, but all that has accrued thereto since the opening of the succession, as also of the new charges to which it becomes subject. Finally, succession signifies also that right by which the heir can take possession of the estate of the deceased, such as it may be.
     2. There are three sorts of successions, to wit: testamentary succession; legal succession; and, irregular succession. 1. Testamentary succession is that which results from the constitution of the heir, contained in a testament executed in the form prescribed by law. 2. Legal succession is that which is established in favor of the nearest relations of the deceased. 3. Irregular succession is that which is established by law in favor of certain persons or of the state in default of heirs either legal or instituted by testament. Civ. Code, art. 867-874.
     3. The lines of a regular succession are divided into three, which rank among themselves in the following order: 1. Descendants. 2. Ascendants. 3. Collaterals. See Descent. Vide Poth. Traite des Successions Ibid. Coutumes d'Orleans, tit. 17 Ayl. Pand. 348; Toull. liv. 3, tit. 1; Domat, h.t.; Merl. Repert. h.t.

SUCCESSION, com. law. The mode by which one set of persons, members of a corporation aggregate, acquire the rights of another set which preceded them. This term in strictness is to be applied only to such corporations. 2 Bl. Com. 430.

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