War of the Austrian Succession(redirected from War of Austrian succession)
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War of the Austrian Succession
(Historical Terms) the war (1740–48) fought by Austria, Britain, and the Netherlands against Prussia, France, and Spain in support of the right of succession of Maria Theresa to the Austrian throne and against the territorial aims of Prussia
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|Noun||1.||War of the Austrian Succession - Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748|