[ soo-per-sesh-uh n ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsɛʃ ən /


the act of superseding.
the state of being superseded.

Nearby words

  1. supersensitive,
  2. supersensitize,
  3. supersensory,
  4. supersensual,
  5. superserviceable,
  6. supersex,
  7. supersize,
  8. supersonic,
  9. supersonic transport,
  10. supersonics

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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