1. Noun.  A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's '''accession''' to a confederacy.
  2. Noun.  Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an '''accession''' of wealth or territory.
  3. Noun.  (legal) 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). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
  4. Noun.  (legal) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers - Kent.
  5. Noun.  The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the '''accession''' of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
  6. Noun.  (medicine) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To make a record of (additions to a collection).

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