Definition for SUC-CESS'IVE

SUC-CESS'IVE, a. [Fr. successif; It. successivo.]

  1. Following in order or uninterrupted course, as a series of persons or things, and either in time or place; as, the successive revolutions of years or ages; the successive kings of Egypt. The author holds this strain of declamation through seven successive pages or chapters. Send the successive ills through ages down. – Prior.
  2. Inherited by succession; as, a successive title; a successive empire. [Little used.] – Shak. Ralegh.

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