Learner's definition of SUCCESSION
the act of getting a title or right after the person who had that title or right before you has died or is no longer able or allowed to have it
the process by which this happens
a series of people or things that come one after the other
— usually singular
— usually + of
following one after the other
The guests arrived in succession.
He won the championship twice in succession. [=in a row]
She listed the names in quick/rapid succession.