noun Date: 1788 the act or process of superseding; especially the replacement of an old or inferior queen bee by a young or superior queen

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  • Supersedure — Su*per*se dure, n. The act of superseding, or setting aside; supersession; as, the supersedure of trial by jury. A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supersedure — index replacement, subrogation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supersedure — n. [L. super, over; sedere, to sit] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, the replacement of an old or sick queen by a new queen in a honeybee colony …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • supersedure — /sooh peuhr see jeuhr/, n. supersession. [1780 90, Amer.; SUPERSEDE + URE] * * * …   Universalium

  • supersedure — noun a) The act of superseding b) The replacing of an old queen bee by a new one …   Wiktionary

  • supersedure — Synonyms and related words: agency, change, commutation, delegation, deputation, deputyship, displacement, exchange, power of attorney, quid pro quo, replacement, representation, subrogation, substitution, supersedence, superseding, supersession …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supersedure — n. supersession …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supersedure — su·per·se·dure …   English syllables

  • supersedure — /supəˈsidʒə/ (say soohpuh seejuh) noun 1. the act of superseding. 2. the state of being superseded. Also, supersession /supəˈsɛʃən/ (say soohpuh seshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • supersedure — noun act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior • Syn: ↑supersession • Derivationally related forms: ↑supersede (for: ↑supersession), ↑supersede • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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