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War of the Austrian Succession

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  1. the war (1740–48) in which Austria, England, and the Netherlands opposed Prussia, France, and Spain over the selection of rulers for territories within the Austrian Empire.
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War of the Austrian Succession

noun
  1. the war (1740–48) fought by Austria, Britain, and the Netherlands against Prussia, France, and Spain in support of the right of succession of Maria Theresa to the Austrian throne and against the territorial aims of Prussia
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