[ soo-per-sesh-uhn ]

  1. the act of superseding.

  2. the state of being superseded.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

Words Nearby supersession Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use supersession in a sentence

  • Electric tramcars, in supersession of horse-traction, run through the city and suburbs since April 10, 1905.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • We realise that the foregoing recommendations amount to the complete supersession of the Poor Law, and, indeed, to its abolition.

  • He tries to find them in the supposed infidelity of his wife with Othello and in his supersession by Cassio.

    More Pages from a Journal | Mark Rutherford
  • If such rapid supersession be the law, who can expect in departing to leave footprints in the annals of so shifting a science?

    Hugh Miller | William Keith Leask
  • He was accustomed to imagine it lighted and warmed by a presence out of Heaven—that presence was in danger of supersession.