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American English: /səkˈsɛʃən/
British English: /səkˈsɛʃ(ə)n/

Translation of succession in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (act of following) for 6 years in succession
    durante seis años consecutivos or seguidos
    it's happened ten times in succession
    ha pasado diez veces seguidas
    in rapid succession
    uno tras otro
    1.2 countable (series) a succession of visitors/images
    una sucesión de visitantes/imágenes
    a succession of defeats
    una serie de derrotas
    Example sentences
    • The game came alive in the 20th minute when Bury, following a succession of a five-metre scrums, were eventually awarded a penalty try, the conversion a formality.
    • Following a succession of attacks, a large breakaway group moved clear on the first of three laps and opened up a decisive lead over the rest.
    • The city has struggled following a succession of high-profile business closures and job losses.
  • 2 uncountable (to office, rank) to be first in succession to the throne
    ser el primero en la línea de sucesión al trono
    the law of succession
    la ley de sucesión
    in succession to somebody
    como sucesor de alguien
    Example sentences
    • As a fruit of the Pombaline vision, Goa is today the only State in India to have a uniform civil code, which ensures women equal rights of succession, property and inheritance.
    • I think he was confusing the constitutional succession in office with who was in charge.
    • The Lib Dem policy would prove even more progressive than the mayor's plans, with partnerships that were binding in matters of inheritance, pensions and succession of tenancy.

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