Vacant succession

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vacant succession (Law) one that is claimed by no person, or where all the heirs are unknown, or where all the known heirs to it have renounced it.
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Usage

In literature:

Both courts, as soon as the succession was vacant, proceeded to take possession; Brandenburg beginning, and Neuburg following the example.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
In some soils they take possession of road sides and vacant lands, and continue to grow in these for successive years.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
Who shall combat the succession of Thomas de Quincey to this vacant throne?
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864" by Various
From the hall, they passed through a succession of rooms vacant, subdued, rich, and on into that other room where she had sung.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Then, he tries the vacant air above him, with equal ill-success.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
Besides, successful labour has its recompense; a vacant, weary, lonely, hopeless life has none.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Mir Kasim had coveted the succession vacant by the death of Miran.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
There were thus two parties, each anxious to secure the succession to the vacant see.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
In 1831 he was appointed to a vacant seat in Congress, being re-elected thereto two successive terms.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
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In news:

Bing touts success of drive to sell off vacant lots in Detroit.
Bing touts success of drive to sell off vacant lots in Detroit.
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