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[soo-per-sesh-uh n] /ˌsu pərˈsɛʃ ən/
the act of superseding.
the state of being superseded.
Origin of supersession
1650-60; < Medieval Latin supersessiōn- (stem of supersessiō), equivalent to Latin supersess(us) (past participle of supersedēre to supersede) + -iōn- -ion; see session Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • supersession was so simple in the force, it was the usual routine.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • But what you propose will rather take the form of assistance than supersession.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • It was the capital of the island till its supersession by Valletta in 1570.

  • This project of the supersession of Wages by Payment in Kind—oh!

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Sofia herself was not aware of its suspense or supersession.

    Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance
  • But, by the very nature of its achievement, it led the way to its own supersession.

    Landmarks in French Literature

    G. Lytton Strachey
  • The supersession of madder by aniline dyes has, indeed, for a time almost ruined the small farmers of Vaucluse.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • This, I submit, is an artificial scheme in supersession of Nature's unit, the individual.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • He was accustomed to imagine it lighted and warmed by a presence out of Heaven—that presence was in danger of supersession.

  • This supersession naturally caused Nishudu, the first born, to be discontented, and he sought a lonely place.

Word Origin and History for supersession

1650s, from Medieval Latin supersessionem (nominative supersessio), noun of action from past participle stem of supersedere (see supersede).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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