Definition for SUC-CESS'

SUC-CESS', n. [Fr. succès; L. successus, from succedo.]

  1. The favorable or prosperous termination of any thing attempted; a termination which answers the purpose intended; properly in a good sense, but often in a bad sense. Or teach with more success her son, / The vices of the time to shun. – Waller. Every reasonable man can not but wish me success in this attempt. – Tillotson. Be not discouraged in a laudable undertaking at the ill success of the first attempt. – Anon. Military successes, above all others, elevate the minds of people. – Atterbury.
  2. Succession. [Not in use.] – Spenser. Note. Success without an epithet, generally means a prosperous issue.

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