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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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The Canadian Government asserted that it did not have its own laws of succession to the Canadian Crown and that succession was determined by British law.
But since the twins are mixed sex, Jacques takes the role, due to Monaco's laws of succession favouring males.
Monaco's Princess Charlene had a girl first and a boy second, but the boy will be the principality's future ruler, reflecting the male priority of Monaco's laws of succession.
Albert says the first one out will be first in line, unless a boy and a girl emerge, in which case the boy becomes the royal heir, reflecting the male priority of Monaco's laws of succession.
This has led to multiplicity in application of laws whereas ambiguity most noticeable is in the laws of succession for Christians.
It also covers sources of property, the laws of succession, estate planning for the elderly, estate administration, and taxation, and includes a comparison of all the state statutes and many forms.
Hence, the fact that the laws of succession were purposefully extended to Canada belies the argument that matters of royal succession are not part of Canadian law.