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accession

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noun ac·ces·sion \ik-ˈse-shən, ak-\

Definition of accession

  1. 1a :  the act or process by which someone rises to a position of honor or power <the accession of a new queen> <a politician's accession to power> <Queen Victoria's accession to the throne/crown occurred in 1837.>b :  an act of coming near or to something :  approach, admittance

  2. 2 :  something added :  acquisition <the museum's latest accessions>

  3. 3a :  increase by something addedb :  acquisition of additional property (as by growth or increase of existing property)

  4. 4 :  the act of assenting or agreeing

  5. 5a :  the act of becoming joined :  adherenceb :  the act by which one nation becomes party to an agreement already in force between other powers

  6. 6 :  a sudden fit or outburst :  access

accessional

play \-ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of accession in a sentence

  1. the accession of Queen Elizabeth II

  2. <an exhibit of the museum's latest accessions>

Origin and Etymology of accession

see 1access


First Known Use: 1551


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accession

verb ac·ces·sion

Definition of accession

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to record in order of acquisition <Each book in the library had been carefully accessioned.>

Origin and Etymology of accession

see 1access


First Known Use: 1887


ACCESSION Defined for Kids

accession

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noun ac·ces·sion \ak-ˈse-shən\

Definition of accession for Students

  1. :  the rise to a position of power <accession to the throne>


Law Dictionary

accession

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noun ac·ces·sion \ik-ˈse-shən, ak-\

Legal Definition of accession

  1. 1 :  increase by something added; specifically :  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. 2 :  the act of assenting or agreeing



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