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Meaning & Definition of Accession in English

English

Accession

/əksɛʃən/

noun

1. A process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)

  • "The art collection grew through accession"
    synonym:
  • accession

2. (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

    synonym:
  • accession

3. Something added to what you already have

  • "The librarian shelved the new accessions"
  • "He was a new addition to the staff"
    synonym:
  • accession
  • ,
  • addition

4. Agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)

  • "Accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent"
  • "Assenting to the congressional determination"
    synonym:
  • accession
  • ,
  • assenting

5. The right to enter

    synonym:
  • entree
  • ,
  • access
  • ,
  • accession
  • ,
  • admission
  • ,
  • admittance

6. The act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)

  • "Elizabeth's accession in 1558"
    synonym:
  • accession
  • ,
  • rise to power

verb

1. Make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

    synonym:
  • accession