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line of succession


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  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position


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