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noun 
  1. A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's to a confederacy.
  2. Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an of wealth or territory.
  • The only which the Roman empire received was the province of Britain. - Gibbon
    1. 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.
    2. The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers - Kent
    3. The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
    4. (medicine) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
Etymology: Latin accessio, from accedere: compare French accession. See accede.


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