Definitions of "successive"
  1. The process of succeeding or taking over something
  2. Brought into existence or effect sequentially
  3. Things or events that follow each other continuously without break
  4. A request to bring a person in custody before a court, known as habeas corpus, with the aim to reevaluate a claim that has already been reviewed
How to use "successive" in a sentence
  1. Upon the director's retirement, his assistant took successive responsibility for the project.
  2. The stages of the manufacturing process are successive to ensure optimal product quality.
  3. In the law context, a petitioner filed a successive habeas corpus, seeking to revisit a claim previously adjudicated.

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