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Etymology of the English word succession

the English word succession
derived from the Old French word succession
derived from the Latin word successio (succession)
derived from the Latin word successus (approach, advance uphill, outcome)
derived from the Late Latin word succedere (climb; advance; follow)
derived from the Latin word cedere (go, pass; grant, concede, yield)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *ked- (to yield)
using the Latin prefix sub-
derived from the Late Latin word sub (under)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *upo

Date

The earliest known usage of succession in English dates from the 14th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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