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Definition of "accession" []

  • The attainment of a dignity or rank: the queen's accession to the throne. (noun)
  • Something that has been acquired or added; an acquisition. (noun)
  • An increase by means of something added. (noun)
  • Law The addition to or increase in value of property by means of improvements or natural growth. (noun)
  • Law The right of a proprietor to ownership of such addition or increase. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accession" in a sentence
  • "The prospect of Jang's accession is a less than comforting thought."
  • "Brussels needs to accept that EU accession is no longer the galvanizing reform force in Ukraine."
  • "To the Gentiles, some of all nations, that should be converted to Christ, and so added to his church, which, though a spiritual accession, is often in prophecy represented by a local motion."