- n. An ordered sequence of named people who would succeed to a particular office upon the death, resignation or removal of the current occupant; constructed using the rules of an established order of succession.
- n. the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position
“Bishop Wigger, the fifteenth in line of succession (1138-60), was the first who was able to return to his diocese.”
“Sed quoniam valde longum est, in hoc tali volumine omnium ecclesiarum enumerare successiones,” etc. (“All who desire to see facts can clearly see the tradition of the apostles, which is manifest all over the world, in every church; we are also able to enumerate those whom the apostles appointed as bishops in the churches, as well as to recount their line of succession down to our own day ... ..”
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