Inheritance and Succession


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Inheritance noun – Something that is or may be inherited.
Succession and inheritance are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Succession" instead a noun "Inheritance".
Nearby Words: inherit, inherited, inheritor, inheritable, inheriting
Synonyms for Inheritance


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Succession noun – Acquisition of property by descent or by will.
Inheritance and succession are semantically related. You can use "Inheritance" instead a noun "Succession".
Nearby Words: success, successive, successor, successively, successiveness
Synonyms for Succession

How words are described

close close inheritance close succession
female female inheritance female succession
proper proper inheritance proper succession
male male inheritance male succession
Other adjectives: big, spiritual, unexpected, royal, larger, contested.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sparks a huge debate over whether this retroactively invalidates the grandfather's inheritance of the Countship, and hence cuts the unfortunate René out of the succession.
  • Visual Novel / Umineko: When They Cry According to Battler's final game, this is apparently subverted, since Kinzo makes an official succession ceremony and distributes the inheritance to the family.
  • Despite this, she publicly renounced her intent on marrying, since offspring will only breed violence due to inheritance and Succession Crisis (a big, big part of the story in fact) and thus will remain without spouse.
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