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
territory.

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.
--Kent.

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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