line of succession

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Noun1.line of succession - the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
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Is he interested and committed to having a line of succession after him or is he waiting to exit politics one day like a 'hero" who was 'the only one able to make the government sweat?
The line of succession to the former throne of Bhopal, among the pre-eminent Indian principalities, was, uniquely amongst the Indian princely houses, by male-preference primogeniture in the direct family line.
It seems understandable that the heir to the throne doesn't want the British line of succession to change, but surely it is not just coincidence that those petrified of every oddity in our weather patterns are also terrified of any change in our relationship with those on the mainland of Europe
Prince Harry's rank in the line of succession may change once the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third royal baby arrives.
About the line of succession in the PML-N, the railways minister said it has been decided that Mian Shehbaz Sharif would be the prime minister in case of the PML-N's victory in the next election.
Colmenares said that even if Robredo is allowed to stay until 2022, 'she will be a lame-duck Vice President who is not even listed in the line of succession to Pres.
However, there are no more sons left to take over: those still alive have been removed from the line of succession.
The Duke of York is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's third child, but when Andrew was born in 1960, he leapfrogged his older sister, Princess Anne, in the line of succession.
As No2 in line of succession, until Prince William was born in 1982, Andrew had plenty of time to get used to his royal privileges.
Kit's main concern is to protect Anne's daughter Elizabeth from a plot to kill her and remove her from the line of succession.
Download Saudi King upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir NNA - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.
Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster (R) assumed the governorship when Haley resigned, and next in line of succession was the Senate president pro tern.