Succession duty
Succession Suc*ces"sion, n. [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See {Succeed}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He was in the succession to an earldom. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent. ``A long succession must ensue.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

You have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The animosity of these factions did not really arise from the dispute about the succession. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

6. The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{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. [Eng.]

{Succession of crops}. (Agric.) See {Rotation of crops}, under {Rotation}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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