ac·​ces·​sit | \ akˈsesə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of accessit

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

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First Known Use of accessit

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accessit

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

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“Accessit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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