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What does "Accession" mean?


(n.) A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy (n.) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf (n.) Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory (n.) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers (n.) The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty (n.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm

Synonyms addition, assenting, rise to power

Example: "Elizabeth's accession in 1558" Example: "Accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent" Example: "The librarian shelved the new accessions" Example: "The art collectin grew through accession"

Word Family accessions