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Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence.

Succession may further refer to, within the context of "order" and "sequence":

  • In large corporations, companies, non-profit organizations and associations succession may occur to an elected position on a permanent or temporary basis.
  • In urban renewal, urban succession refers to the concept that as neighbourhoods mature, older housing stock is replaced by more modern housing, which again in turn is eventual re-developed into higher density housing.
  • In law, succession of property law covers the two distinct concepts of inheritance and heirship, and applies where property is passed to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust. Succession may also apply to artificial persons, usually through corporate mergers or reorganizations.
  • In decomposition, different groups of animals find a corpse attractive at different stages of decomposition, resultant changes in the animal community living on a body over time are known as a succession.

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