- Take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant: the older models have now been supersededMore example sentences
- She commonly depicts family gatherings, people sitting around a table in a restaurant, folks frolicking at the beach, children playing and people traveling; groups supersede the individual.
- Be careful to note in this clause that the will supersedes all previous wills, making them null and void.
- When two agendas and artists clash or collaborate in this fashion, we habitually expect an outcome that is either victorious or successive, in the sense that one supersedes the other.
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- This makes the task of its supersession a daunting one.
- It was not the supersession of one or several sovereignties by a single sovereignty, but a division and sharing of sovereignty.
- If you are an inveterate avant-gardiste, you need a quick supersession of new ideas, or ideas that look new, to replace what fate and chance have forced you to abandon; and there is a natural limit to the search for novelty.
late 15th century (in the sense 'postpone, defer'): from Old French superseder, from Latin supersedere 'be superior to', from super- 'above' + sedere 'sit'. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.
See supercede (usage).