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- Rhymes: -ɛsɪv
- superseding; tending to supersede; having the character or quality of supersession
- 1909, Henry James, "Preface", The Golden Bowl (Scribner, New York, 1909):
- It has befallen him most frequently, I recognise, when the supersessive terms of his expression have happened to be verse; but that doesn't in the least isolate his case, since it is clear to the most limited intelligence that the title we give him is the only title of general application and convenience for those who passionately cultivate the image of life and the art, on the whole so beneficial, of projecting it.