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accession


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accession  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accession 
  n  1:  agreeing  with  "assenting  to  the  Congressional 
  determination"  [syn:  {assenting}] 
  2:  the  act  of  entering  upon  or  attaining  to  a  position  or  right 
  3:  the  act  of  attaining  a  new  office  or  right  [syn:  {rise  to 
  power}] 
  4:  something  added  to  what  you  have  already;  "the  librarian 
  shelved  the  new  accessions";  "he  was  a  new  addition  to  the 
  staff"  [syn:  {addition}] 
  v  :  make  a  record  of  additions  to  a  collection,  such  as  a 
  library 




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