suc·ces·sive /sək-'se-siv/ adj
1 a: of or relating to succession
successive rights
b: created by succession
2: following in order: following each other without interruption
successive bankruptcy filings
3: of, relating to, or being a petition for habeas corpus that raises a claim already adjudicated
suc·ces·sive·ly adv
suc·ces·sive·ness n

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

I adjective after, consecutive, ensuing, following, later, subsequent, succeeding, sequent, sequential associated concepts: successive application, successive continuance, successive proceeding, successive term of imprisonment, successive writ II index consecutive, direct (uninterrupted), disjunctive (tending to disjoin), ensuing, periodic, progressive (going forward), regular (orderly), repeated

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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