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also su·per·cede  (so͞o′pər-sēd′)
tr.v. su·per·sed·ed, su·per·sed·ing, su·per·sedes or su·per·ced·ed or su·per·ced·ing or su·per·cedes
1. To take the place of; replace or supplant: "[Dean] Acheson's conversion, that military force should supersede diplomatic response as the core of U.S. foreign policy, would reverberate across generations" (James Carroll).
2. To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed. See Synonyms at replace.

[Late Middle English (Scottish) superceden, to postpone, defer, from Old French superceder, from Latin supersedēre, to sit on top of, abstain from : super-, super- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

su′per·sed′er, su′per·ced′er n.
su′per·ses′sion, su′per·ces′sion (-sĕsh′ən) n.
Usage Note: Supersede is commonly spelled supercede, probably by influence of words like accede and intercede. The spelling with a c has been in existence for 300 years and has traditionally been considered an error, but it appears so widely in books and other edited publications that this spelling must be considered standard.


(ˌsu pərˈsɛʃ ən)

1. the act of superseding.
2. the state of being superseded.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin supersessiō= Latin supersed(ēre) (see supersede) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supersession - act of replacing one person or thing by another especially one held to be superior
replacement, replacing - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy"
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Deviations from the Specifications for 2017 model year vehicles shall only be considered with prior approval by the City in the event of supersession, error or omission, or other unforeseen circumstances, at the Citys sole discretion, based upon acceptability of the deviations to the City.
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Laden with possibility and redundancy in equal measure, the maquette is a kind of sculptural prototype, doomed to supersession by the finished work.
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Schwarz is determined never to see supersessionism or contempt for Jews in the actual Christian Sciptures--it all happened later in the divorce between the nascent Christian Church and Talmudic Judaism--in contrast to Thiessen, in Volume 4, who does see seeds of supersession, "replacement theology," in the Christian Bible itself.
The government had recently brought out a gazette notification extending the tenure of MCI Board from one year since supersession of MCI to two years.
Harris marks differences as well as resonances within these pairings: thus Hegelian Aufhebung (here translated as "supersession") is used as a reference point for Herbert's Protestant narrative of Christian supersession of Judaism and of Western belief in its own supersession of the Orient, in order to note the attractions, features, and persistence of supersessionary models.
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