- The definition of accession is the process of taking one object and placing it with other objects.
The acquisition of new paintings by an art museum is an example of accession.
- Accession is defined as the process of getting a higher rank or position.
A prince becoming king is an example of the prince’s accession to the throne.
- the act of coming to or attaining (a throne, power, etc.): the accession of a new king
- assent; agreement
- increase by addition
- an item added, as to a library or museum
- an outburst; paroxysm; access
- addition to property by improvements or natural growth
- the owner's right to the increase in value due to such additions
Origin of accessionFrench ; from Classical Latin accessio ; from accessus, access
- The attainment of a dignity or rank: the queen's accession to the throne.
- a. Something that has been acquired or added; an acquisition.b. An increase by means of something added.
- Law a. The addition to or increase in value of property by means of improvements or natural growth.b. The right of a proprietor to ownership of such addition or increase.
- Agreement or assent.
- Access; admittance.
- A sudden outburst.
transitive verbac·ces·sioned, ac·ces·sion·ing, ac·ces·sions
- A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
- Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without.
- (law) 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).
- (law) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
- The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity.
- (medicine) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
- Access; admittance.
(third-person singular simple present accessions, present participle accessioning, simple past and past participle accessioned)
- To make a record of (additions to a collection).
- First attested in 1646.
- From Latin accessio, from accēdō (English accede). Cognate to French accession.
accession - Legal Definition
- The act of acceding or agreeing, especially when it involves the yielding of part or all of one’s own position.
- The act of acceding to, or coming into possession of, an office, right, or title.
- In international law, the formal assent by one county to a treaty between other countries. By doing so, the country becomes a party to the treaty.
- The acquisition of title to personal property by applying labor that converts it into an entirely different thing (such as turning leather into shoes) or incorporates it into other property.
- An artificial or natural addition or improvement to property.
- A real property owner’s right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements. See also annexation.