The queen's accession to the throne.
A prince becoming king is an example of the prince’s accession to the throne.
The acquisition of new paintings by an art museum is an example of accession.
The accession of a new king.
A curator accessioning newly acquired paintings.
Other Word Forms
Origin of accession
- From Latin accessio, from accēdō (English accede). Cognate to French accession.
- First attested in 1646.