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successive adj

1 a : of or relating to succession [ rights]
b : created by succession
2 : following in order
: following each other without interruption [ 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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