accessus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin accessus

Noun[edit]

accessus (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity, historical) In electing a pope, a method by which cardinals could change their most recent vote to accede to another candidate in an attempt to reach the necessary two-thirds majority and end the conclave.

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect participle of accēdō (I approach, advance).

Participle[edit]

accessus (feminine accessa, neuter accessum); first/second-declension participle

  1. approached, reached
  2. advanced, attacked
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative accessus accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa
Genitive accessī accessae accessī accessōrum accessārum accessōrum
Dative accessō accessō accessīs
Accusative accessum accessam accessum accessōs accessās accessa
Ablative accessō accessā accessō accessīs
Vocative accesse accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa

Etymology 2[edit]

From accēdō (I approach, advance) +‎ -tus (forms nouns from verbs designating the result of an action).

Noun[edit]

accessus m (genitive accessūs); fourth declension

  1. approach, arrival
  2. entry, admittance, audience
  3. onset
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative accessus accessūs
Genitive accessūs accessuum
Dative accessuī accessibus
Accusative accessum accessūs
Ablative accessū accessibus
Vocative accessus accessūs
Descendants[edit]
  • Catalan: accés
  • English: access
  • French: accès
  • Galician: acceso
  • Italian: accesso
  • Occitan: accès
  • Portuguese: acesso
  • Spanish: acceso

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