Since the death of ibn Saud in 1953, succession has moved only among his sons.
Also adding to the intrigue late last year was a very sudden change in the rules of succession.
Students moaned and grunted as they contorted their bodies into a succession of poses.
When, in succession, he made Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).
However, Andrew did eventually become suspicious because Bernie never discussed a succession plan.
Besides, they were displeased at the manner in which she had settled the succession.
He tried three different flies in succession without effect.
The following order of succession is taken from Dr. Hilprecht.
During their stay in the island they had suffered from a succession of violent storms.
She had fought persistently for years in succession, but she had failed, and now she fought no more.
early 14c., "fact or right of succeeding someone by inheritance," from Old French succession (13c.), from Latin successionem (nominative successio) "a following after, a coming into another's place, result," from successus, past participle of succedere (see succeed). Meaning "fact of being later in time" is late 14c.
The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation. Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community. Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established. ◇ The sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow, is called primary succession. ◇ The development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area, is called secondary succession. See more at climax community.