Definition of accumulation
1 : something that has accumulated or has been accumulated <an impressive accumulation of knowledge>
2 : the action or process of accumulating something : the state of being or having accumulated <the steady accumulation of snow>
3 : increase or growth by addition especially when continuous or repeated <accumulation of interest>
Examples of accumulation in a sentence
<a vast accumulation of evidence about the dangers of smoking>
<the accumulation of leaves on the ground is proceeding at a much faster rate than my raking>
Origin and Etymology of accumulation
First Known Use: 15th century
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Legal Definition of accumulation
: increase or growth by addition especially when continuous or repeated; specifically : an increase in the amount of a fund or property by the continuous addition to it of the income or interest it generates <to treat a stock dividend as principal when local law classifies it as income may be deemed an accumulation — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.> — see also accumulation trust at trust
Additional Notes on accumulation
Because they prevent the enjoyment and benefit of wealth, accumulations are deemed contrary to public policy. A provision in a will for an accumulation will be invalidated if found to be unreasonable by the court.
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