suc·ceed /sək-'sēd/ vi
1: to come next after another in office or position
2 a: to take something by succession
succeed ed to his mother's estate
b: to acquire the rights, obligations, and charges of a decedent in property comprising an estate
the heir, who accepts, is considered as having succeed ed to the deceased from the moment of his deathLouisiana Civil Code
1: to follow in sequence and esp. immediately
2: to come after as heir or successor

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (attain) verb accomplish, achieve, acquire, advance, be victorious, bear fruit, bloom, capture, come through, conquer, do well, earn, fare well, flourish, fulfill, gain, gain a victory, make a hit, manage, master, meet with success, obtain, prevail, profit, progress, prosper, reach, realize, reap, rem bene, score a success, secure, surmount obstacles, thrive, triumph, vanquish, win, wrest II (follow) verb arise, be subsequent, come after, come subsequently, derive, develop, displace, ensue, excipere, follow after, follow in order, give place to, go after, go next, outmode, postdate, relieve, remove, replace, serve as a substitute, set aside, subrogate, substitute for, succedere, supersede, supervene, supplant, take over, take the place of III index accomplish, attain, avail (bring about), carry (succeed), complete, discharge (perform), dispatch (dispose of), displace (replace), effectuate, ensue, execute (accomplish), gain, implement, pass (satisfy requirements), prevail (triumph), reach, replace, supersede, supervene, supplant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To achieve a desired goal.
(2) To take the place of someone or something in a position, elected office, or other situation; to follow and replace; to inherit a position or title.
succession; see also successor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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