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Overview page. Subjects: Law — Arts and Humanities.

(1) The distribution of a deceased estate according to the terms of a testator's will or, if there is no will, according to the rules of intestacy.

(2) Th...

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succession

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 42 words.

A series of complexes of plant life at a particular site. Plant succession is viewed as the development of plant

succession

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 58 words.

In politics, the process by which one leader succeeds another. The existence of rules or customs governing succession is one

succession

Meryl Thomas.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 849 words.

The law of succession deals with the transfer of a person's property on death, particularly by means of disposition by

Succession

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 2132 words.

Succession concerns were problematic in Muslim countries because of ingrained power struggles that, for better or worse, determined how the

Succession

David Johnston, J. H. A. Lokin, Jérôme Bourgon, Thomas Glyn Watkin, Gunter Wesener, Ira Allen, Bina Agarwal and Joanna Grossman.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 35879 words.

[This entry contains seven subentries, on succession in Roman law, in Byzantine law, in Chinese law, in English common

Succession

David J. Gibson.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8757 words.

In the field of ecology, the study of succession enjoys a fairly long history, certainly as long as ecology has been recognized as a discipline. Succession was discussed unofficially as...

Succession

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 2834 words.

Succession is temporal change in ecosystem structure that can be initiated either naturally or by humans. Ecologists and ecosystem managers use different models to understand...

Succession

Marcia Yonemoto.

in The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 12076 words.

The chapter looks at the unexpected diversity of women’s roles in determining succession to heirship and preserving family lineages over time. Contrary to common assumptions, the inability...

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succession

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

In politics, the process by which one leader succeeds another. The existence of rules or customs governing succession is one of the basic requisites of stable regimes or states. Elections...

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succession

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 59 words.

A series of complexes of plant life at a particular site. Plant succession is viewed as the development of plant life on originally bare earth, in a definite sequence; see ...

SUCCESSION

Roger Kerridge.

in English Private Law

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law; Company and Commercial Law. 38154 words.

The law of succession is concerned with the transfer or devolution of property on death. It can be divided into two principal topics: the law of intestate succession and the law of wills....

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Succession

Peter Birks.

in The Law of Property

March 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 2978 words.

What happens to your property when you die? This matter is complicated by a number of factors: along with tangible belongings such as land or goods, the property of a deceased person may...

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Peter W. G. Robson.

in Housing Law in Scotland

April 2011; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 9464 words.

This chapter focuses on succession to owner-occupier property in Scotland in relation to the rules developed under the statutory rules constructed and interpreted during the twentieth...

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Succession

Joseph Hone.

in Literature and Party Politics at the Accession of Queen Anne

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 15353 words.

This chapter introduces and explores the full spectrum of positions on the succession across a range of texts responding to the deaths of William III and James II. It demonstrates the...

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Succession

Lawrence A. Cunningham.

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett

October 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy. 6228 words.

This chapter considers Berkshire’s future beyond Buffett, a question that has nagged the company’s constituents for two decades. The concern was that the fate of the man and the company he...

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succession and succession patterns

Suzanne Bell.

in A Dictionary of Forensic Science

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 109 words.

A natural process that involves advancement along defined pathways. Ecological succession is a concept that is used to help find

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David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 11 words.

m sǝkˈsesɪǝn, -sɪˌɒn

sp succession16

rh possession CE 3.1.105

primary succession

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Environmental Science.

An ecological succession that begins on a newly formed soil or on a new surface that has been exposed for the first time (for example as the result of a landslide or volcanic eruption)....

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secondary succession

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 82 words.

A *succession initiated by the disruption of a previously existing seral or *climax community by some major environmental

degradative succession

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 43 words.

A *succession that occurs on dead organic matter over a relatively short time-scale (months to years). *Detritivores feed