American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of superseding.
- n. Replacement of a queen bee that has grown old or weak by one that is younger or more vigorous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of superseding; supersession: as, the supersedure of trial by jury.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of superseding, or setting aside; supersession.
- n. act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior
“The phenomenon is called supersedure and a sizeable number of celebrities and social figures would vouch for its existence.”
“We are optimists and realists, we take pride in our supersedure over pre-natal blemishes …”
“Absconding swarm, American foulbrood, Braula coeca, buff comb, Demaree ('the method of swarm control that separates the queen from most of the brood within the same hive'), supersedure ('a natural replacement of an established queen by a daughter in the same hive')—it's all here.”
“Soon after the supersedure of this chapel loft Mrs. Elizabeth began to reckon her work nearly done in Middletown; and, a good offer being about that time made for their valuable situation, she began to hope and pray for the accomplishment of a cherished longing to live near the place of her spiritual birth.”
“This was hard mind-work for me, but I mastered the situation and escaped supersedure and punishment.”
“Illinois, as chairman of the committee, and I show, beyond all controversy, that that report gave no countenance whatever to the doctrine of repeal by supersedure.”
“I have said that this doctrine of supersedure is new.”
“Did he, in the report made by him as the chairman of the Committee of Thirteen, or in any speech in support of the compromise acts, or in any conversation in the committee, or out of the committee, ever even hint at this doctrine of supersedure?”
“I think, sir, that all this shows pretty clearly that up to the very close of the last session of Congress nobody had ever thought of a repeal by supersedure.”
“It was on the morning of the 4th of March, just before the close of the last session, when that Nebraska bill, reported by the Senator from Illinois, which proposed no repeal, and suggested no supersedure, was under discussion.”
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