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- (UK, US, Canada) IPA(key): /ækˈsɛʃ.ən/, /əˈsɛʃ.ən/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ækˈseʃ.ən/, /əˈseʃ.ən/
- A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined.
- a king's accession to a confederacy
- Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without.
- 1776, Edward Gibbon, chapter 1, in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volumes (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: […] W[illiam] Strahan; and T[homas] Cadell, […], →OCLC, page 5:
- The only accession which the Roman empire received, during the first century of the Christian Aera, was the province of Britain.
- 1803, John Browne Cutting, “A Succinct History of Jamaica” in Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, p. xli,
- […] armed vessels being provided, their crews were soon recruited by accessions from the needy or adventurous, the discontented or the bold.
- (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.
- her accession to the throne
- 1943 March and April, “L.N.E.R. New Mixed-Traffic 4-6-0 Locomotive”, in Railway Magazine, page 104:
- This is the 6 ft. 4-6-0 engine No. 8301, Springbok, the second design produced by Mr. Edward Thompson since his accession to office as Chief Mechanical Engineer.
- 2022 September 9, Caroline Davies, “Charles to be proclaimed King at St James’s Palace on Saturday”, in The Guardian:
- Charles will be formally proclaimed King at a historic Accession Council in an ancient ceremony at St James’s Palace on Saturday, it has been announced.
- (medicine) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
- Access; admittance.
- A group of plants of the same species collected at a single location, often held in genebanks.
- (Scotland) Complicity, concurrence or assent in some action.
a coming to
increase by something added
(legal) act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force
act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity
(medicine) invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease
- “accession”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “accession”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “accession, n.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
accession f (plural accessions)
- accession (to throne)
- (law) accession
- accession sociale à la propriété ― assisted home-ownership scheme