One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inheriting or elected to the place of.‘he was elevated to the Lords in succession to his father’
- ‘Harold was crowned King of England in succession to Edward the Confessor.’
- ‘He added: ‘I have been here full-time for three and a half years as resident judge, in succession to Judge Tucker.’’
- ‘He was elected to the position, in succession to Cllr.’
- ‘It was that match that saw the emergence of the gifted Mauro Bergamasco at openside flanker in succession to the old warhorse, and captain, Massimo Giovanelli.’
- ‘A man who collects dead animals from farms does so in succession to his father, who established the little business many moons ago.’
- ‘James had been an architectural assistant to Hawksmoor and later surveyor at St Pauls in succession to Christopher Wren.’
- ‘He is well known on the local circuits and in Ballina where his speciality was coverage of the Town Council on which he honed the journalistic talents that won him the prestigious editorial chair in succession to myself and Terry.’
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