accidence definition by Webster's New World
- the part of grammar that deals with the inflection of words
- the elementary or first parts of a subject; rudiments
Origin: Middle English accidens, inflection ; from Classical Latin accidentia, that which happens ; from accidens: see accident
accidence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin accidentia, from Latin accidēns, accident-, accident; see accident.