Definition of settle the succession in English:

settle the succession


  • Determine who shall succeed someone.

    ‘the act settled the succession on the king's granddaughter’
    • ‘However, Elizabeth's refusal either to marry or settle the succession by legislation effectively left both issues unresolved.’
    • ‘The Italian states were deeply affected by the European wars that were fought to settle the succession of the crowns of Spain, Poland, and Austria.’
    • ‘He settled the succession on his nephew, Princess Fei-ti's son.’
    • ‘When Bishop Rudd delivered a sermon at court in March 1596 which urged the Queen to settle the succession because of the likely imminence of her death, he was briefly confined for his presumption.’