successionist

Related to successionist: secessionist, Secessionist movements

successionist

(səkˈsɛʃənɪst)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who advocates a succession (of an office, throne, title etc), esp in ecclesiology, the apostolic succession
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4) This was largely in response to lineal successionist claims of Landmarkism and the development of history as a professional academic discipline.
We might call this the successionist view of history, to borrow Karen Barad's term for the Newtonian concept of space-time.
Critical realists draw a distinction between successionist and generative theories of causation (Bhaskar, 1998; 2010).
As van Fossen recounts, there have been some bizarre episodes, such as where successionist tax haven movements have occurred on islands away from the capital towns where the tax haven operations are normally centred.
The United States responded by reaching out to the growing Panamanian successionist movement.
Threaten Saudi Arabia by supporting successionist Shi'ites in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia where a great deal of the Kingdom's oil is located.
Answers typically range from successionist myths of "the trail of blood," to restorationist movements aimed at recovering primitive Christianity, to evangelical proclamations of the "simple" biblical message.
The Patriarch has expressed concern over the Russian Orthodox Church's support of separatism in the region by subsidizing Web sites that encourage successionist sentiments.
Critics of the changes claim that giving Indian communities autonomy could plant the seeds for future successionist movements.
fighting a bitter struggle with its successionist Southern states.
Apart from the deteriorating condition of the economy (following the recent deregulationist boom) and its bloated bureaucracy, India is faced with problems from Sri Lanka in the form of the successionist Tamil Tigers about whom Vajpayee remains ambivalent (Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Tamil Tiger).
Violating the taboo against the use of nuclear weapons, for example, would undermine the objectives of most politically motivated groups, such as successionist movements.