- The process of succeeding or taking over something
- Brought into existence or effect sequentially
- Things or events that follow each other continuously without break
- 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
- Upon the director's retirement, his assistant took successive responsibility for the project.
- The stages of the manufacturing process are successive to ensure optimal product quality.
- In the law context, a petitioner filed a successive habeas corpus, seeking to revisit a claim previously adjudicated.