Accession Ac*ces"sion, n. [L. accessio, fr. accedere: cf. F. accession. See {Accede}.] 1. A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy. [1913 Webster]

2. Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory. [1913 Webster]

The only accession which the Roman empire received was the province of Britain. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) (a) 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. (b) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Med.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Increase; addition; augmentation; enlargement. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • accession — ac·ces·sion /ik se shən, ak / n 1: increase by something added; specif: the mode of acquiring property by which the owner of property (as a building, land, or cattle) becomes the owner of an addition by growth, improvement, increase, or labor 2:… …   Law dictionary

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  • Accession — (v. lat. Accessio, Rechtsw.), jede Sache, welche zu einer andern in einem solchen Verhältniß steht, daß sie als Attribut der andern (der Hauptsache) betrachtet wird, deshalb auch von ihr abhängig ist u. ihr Schicksal theilt. Den allgemeinen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • accession — 1 *addition, accretion, increment Antonyms: discard 2 access, attack, *fit, paroxysm, spasm, convulsion Analogous words: see those at ACCESS 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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