War of the Spanish Succession: Meaning and Definition of

War' of the Span'ish Succes'sion

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  1. a war (1701–14) fought by Austria, England, the Netherlands, and Prussia against France and Spain, arising from disputes about the succession in Spain after the death of Charles II of Spain.
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