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[soo-per-sesh-uh n]
  1. the act of superseding.
  2. the state of being superseded.
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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
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Examples from the Web for supersession

Historical Examples of supersession

  • 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!


    H. G. Wells

  • Sofia herself was not aware of its suspense or supersession.

    Red Masquerade

    Louis Joseph Vance

Word Origin and History for supersession


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

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