Accession

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Accession Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne); "Elizabeth''s accession in 1558"
  • the right to enter
  • agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly); "accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent"; "assenting to the Congressional determination"
  • something added to what you already have; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"
  • (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
  • a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); "the art collectin grew through accession"
  • make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); "the art collection grew through accession" ,
  • (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement ,
  • something added to what you already have; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff" ,
  • agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly); "accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent"; "assenting to the Congressional determination" ,
  • the right to enter ,
  • the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne); "Elizabeth's accession in 1558"

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Accession Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Accession is the attainment or acquisition of a position of rank or power, typically that of monarch or president. Eg."the queen's accession to the throne".

Accession day is a celebration. It is usually the anniversary of when a monarch takes office. The earliest record of accession celebrations are from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Accession is not the same as coronation or inauguration. Coronation and inauguration are both ceremonies which take place after the accession.



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