Definitions for: Accession

[n] something added to what you have already; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"
[n] the act of attaining a new office or right
[n] the act of entering upon or attaining to a position or right
[n] agreeing with; "assenting to the Congressional determination"
[v] make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

The only accession which the Roman empire received
was the province of Britain. --Gibbon.

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.

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.

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

Syn: Increase; addition; augmentation; enlargement.

Synonyms: addition, assenting, rise to power

See Also: acquisition, agreement, annexation, beginning, commencement, enter, entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress, put down, record, start

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