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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 rate of tax payable on death can vary depending upon who you are deemed to leave assets to under a country's succession rules and a form of Capital Gains Tax may also be payable on death in certain jurisdictions.
Reverence, worship forms and hope centered on graves and relics of monks give birth to the need for regulation of succession rules, including rules on personal and household goods belonging to these new athletes of faith.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The death of Saudi King Abdullah, one of the 45 children of founding King Abdulaziz, may augur a new era in the Saudi royal family's succession rules.
Not the stoning bit (yet), but the Sharia succession rules, which state male heirs can inherit double the amount of female heirs.
Hence, unlike matters of inheritance, royal succession laws do not deal with the relationship between natural persons; instead royal succession rules establish a relationship between an office and an office-holder.
Thanks to recently updated succession rules for the British throne, Will and Kate's firstborn will be the heir--regardless of gender.
The laws required to change the succession rules have not yet been passed, but ministers insist that a political agreement David Cameron made with other Commonwealth leaders last year is enough.
Look at the property inheritance and succession rules of the country where you intend to buy the property.
Japan's traditional imperial succession rules allow only males to ascend the throne.