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[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


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Misc. Definitions

\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.

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