American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SUCCESS'IVE, adjective

1. Following in order or uninterrupted course, as a series of persons or things, and either in time or place; as the successive revolutions of years or ages; the successive kings of Egypt. The author holds this strain of declamation through seven successive pages or chapters.

Send the successive ills through ages down.

2. Inherited by succession; as a successive title; a successive empire. [Little used.]