[ UK /ɐksˈɛʃən/ ]
[ US /əkˈsɛʃən/ ]
  1. a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    the art collection grew through accession
  2. agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
    accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent
    assenting to the Congressional determination
  3. the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
    Elizabeth's accession in 1558
  4. something added to what you already have
    the librarian shelved the new accessions
    he was a new addition to the staff
  5. (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
  6. the right to enter
  1. make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
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How To Use accession In A Sentence

  • The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Brown on June 21, the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne.
  • A violent accession of noise proclaimed that the mob had broken through and was dragging a scab from a wagon. SOUTH OF THE SLOT
  • The accession of the Dutch prince to the throne had agonized the Tories because it set aside both the reigning (or "abdicated") king and the Prince of Wales.
  • Soon, up to 6,000 new accessions will arrive through exchanges with other countries, further swelling an already vast collection.
  • Merseyside, in 1958, a disaster that still haunts the argument for de-accession, the decisions then made on grounds of fashion rather than quality. Evening Standard - Home
  • He said 33 bottles were marked for accessioning into the museum, including the Model Dairy and the Idutywa items, which were not represented in the collection.
  • Many councils will not be holding special civic functions to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne.
  • Among her purchases were two royal door panels of Saint Basil and Saint John Chrysostom that had been deaccessioned from the Tretiakov Gallery.
  • National Day is held on 3 March, in celebration of King Hassan II's accession to the throne in 1961.
  • Nor could he disregard the Salic Law which forbade the accession to the throne of a woman.
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