plural -s
: a distinction awarded in British and other European schools to one who has come nearest to a prize : an honorable mention

Word History


Latin, he came near, third person singular perfect indicative of accedere to come near, approach, accede

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accessit was in 1753

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“Accessit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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