Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence. It may further refer to:
- Succession planning, in organizations, identifying and developing individuals to succeed to senior positions in government, business, organizations, etc.
- Simultaneity succession, in music, is a chord or harmonic progression, or more generally a series of different groups of pitches, the pitches in each group being played simultaneously
- Ecological succession, the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance. It can be:
- Primary succession, when there is a new substrate with no existing vegetation, as after a volcanic lava flow, or
- Secondary succession, when the substrate has sustained vegetation, as after a fire or flood
- Succession of states, in international relations, is the process of recognition and acceptance of a newly created state by other states, based on a perceived historical relationship the new state has with a prior state
- Apostolic succession, the doctrine, held by some Christian denominations, that bishops are the successors of the original Twelve Apostles, inheriting their spiritual, ecclesiastical and sacramental authority, power, and responsibility
- Succession of property, or inheritance, in law, is the passage of an individual's property to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust
- Succession (conflict), inheritance when more than one jurisdiction involved and there may be a conflict of law
- Succession (geology), in geology, a group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order
- "Succession" (30 Rock), an episode of 30 Rock
Other articles related to "succession":
... of 1211 1215–1217 First Barons' War 1216–1222 War of Succession of Champagne 1220–1264 The Age of the Sturlungs 1223–1241 Mongol invasion of Europe 1223–1480 Tatar raids in Russia 1224 ...
... The early death of his father was an indirect cause of the dispute over the succession to the county of Artois ... Robert played an important role in the succession of Philip VI of France (his wife's half-brother) to the throne, and was his trusted adviser for some time ... the estate of the County of Flanders, he again raised the matter of succession ...
... Some of these have obtained succession rights through legitimation or adoption, including Princess Charlotte, an illegitimate child who was adopted by her own father ... Prince Rainier III made obtaining succession rights in this manner impossible for the illegitimate children of his son Albert by adopting a new constitution ...
... William's body was given back to his family and was buried in the Cistercian abbey of Santa Maria di Lucedio, alongside his father ... His obituary remembers him as fundator huius monasterii "founder of this monastery." In fact, he was just a member of the founding family and an endower ...
... Genghis Khan was aware of this friction between his sons (particularly between Chagatai and Jochi) and worried of possible conflict between them if he died and therefore he decided to divide his empire among his sons and make all of them Khan in their own right and by appointing one of his sons as his successor ... Chagatai was considered unstable due to his temper and rash behavior because of his statements he made that he would not follow Jochi if he were to become his father's successor ...
Famous quotes containing the word succession:
“We then entered another swamp, at a necessarily slow pace, where the walking was worse than ever, not only on account of the water, but the fallen timber, which often obliterated the indistinct trail entirely. The fallen trees were so numerous, that for long distances the route was through a succession of small yards, where we climbed over fences as high as our heads, down into water often up to our knees, and then over another fence into a second yard, and so on.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The heart of man ever finds a constant succession of passions, so that the destroying and pulling down of one proves generally to be nothing else but the production and the setting up of another.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)
“A mothers life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.”
—Honoré De Balzac (17991850)