The act or process of following in order or sequence. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence:"A succession of one-man stalls offered soft drinks"(Alec Waugh). See Synonyms at series. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position. The right of a person or a line of persons to so succeed. The act or process of succeeding to the rights or duties of another. The act or process of becoming entitled as a legal beneficiary to the property of a deceased person. Ecology The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation, and often resulting in the establishment of a climax community.