Verb accession Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


accession (third-person singular simple present accessions, present participle accessioning, simple past and past participle accessioned)

  1. (transitive) To make a record of (additions to a collection).

More definition:

1.the act of coming into the possession of a right, title, office, etc., accession to the throne. increase by something added, an accession of territory.

3.something added, a list of accessions to the college library.

4.Law. addition to property by growth or improvement.

5.consent; agreement; approval, accession to a demand.

6.International Law. formal acceptance of a treaty, international convention, or other agreement between states.

7.the act of coming near; approach. attack or onset, as of a disease. make a record of (a book, painting, etc.) in the order of acquisition. acquire (a book, painting, etc.), especially for a permanent collection.

1. the act of entering upon or attaining to an office, right, condition, etc

2. an increase due to an addition

3. an addition, as to a collection

4. (property law) an addition to land or property by natural increase or improvement the owner's right to the increased value of such land

5. (international law) the formal acceptance of a convention or treaty

6. agreement; consent

7. a less common word for access (sense 2) verb

8. (transitive) to make a record of (additions to a collection) Derived Formsaccessional, adjectiveCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"act of coming to a position," especially of a throne, 1640s, from Latin accessionem (nominative accessio) "a going to, joining, increase," noun of action from past participle stem of accedere (see accede).


On the accession of the latter to the throne, Andrew Stone was appointed treasurer to Queen Charlotte, and attaching himself to Lord Bute he became an influential member of the party known as "the king's friends," whose meetings were frequently held at his house.

But during the regency, after Henry VI.'s accession, Beaufort was successful, and in 1426 became cardinal and legate.

In 1503 he welcomed the accession of Julius II.

He signalized his accession by putting to death his brothers and nephews; and gave early proof of resolution by boldly cutting down before their troops two officers who showed signs of insubordination.

A year after the accession of Podebrad Pius II.

With the accession of Anne, however, began an attempt apparently to make up for lost time.

The agitation with reference to African slavery threw the bulk of the Southern Presbyterians on the Old Side, which was further strengthened by the accession of the Associate Reformed.

On the accession of Mary he was deprived of all his offices, but in the succeeding reign was prominently employed in public affairs.

Soon after John's accession in 1199 the Scottish king asked for the earldom of Northumberland, which Richard I., like his father, had refused to restore to Scotland.

The history of Jerusalem during the period between the foundation of the city of Aelia by the emperor Hadrian and the accession of Constantine the Great in 306 is obscure, but no important change appears to have been made in the size or fortifications of the city, which continued as a Roman colony.

Of Spain, exiled to Bayonne after the accession of Philip V.

Their strength had been seriously weakened by the overthrow of Roosebeke, but Philip on his accession found them once more advancing rapidly in power and prosperity.

Philip, surnamed the Fair, was fifteen years of age, and his accession was welcomed by the Netherlanders with whom Maximilian had never been popular.

At his accession spectators were struck by the fearless manner in which he rode, practically unattended, on his way to be girt with the sword of Eyub.

He was released by Mary's accession, and was at once restored to his see, his deprivation being regarded as invalid and Ridley as an intruder.

On the 26th of June 1657 he was once more installed as Protector, this time, however, with regal ceremony in contrast with the simple formalities observed on the first occasion, the heralds proclaiming his accession in the same manner as that of the kings.

From Akbar's accession to Aurangzeb's death, a period of 151 years, the Mogul was India's master.

The king, who had sought death in vain all day, had to ask terms of Radetzky; the latter demanded Accession a slice of Piedmont and the heir to the throne (Victor of Victor Emmanuel) as a hostage, without a reservation for Emmanuel the consent of parliament.

Crispi adopted the measures necessary to ensure the tranquil accession of King Humbert with a quick energy which precluded any Radical or Republican demonstrations.

Magna Carta is an elaboration of the accession charter of Henry I., and is based upon the Articles of the Barons.

With the accession of the Danish king Canute, the original raison d'être of the tax ceased to exist, but it continued to be levied, though for a different purpose, assuming now the character of an occasional war-tax.

The act is thus responsible for the accession of the house of Hanover to the British throne.

He was not released until the accession of Mary, parliament restoring his dukedom on his petition for reversal of the attainder.

Until the accession to power of President Barclay in 1904 (he was re-elected in 1907), the AmericoLiberian government on the coast had very uncertain relations with the indigenous population, which is well armed and tenacious of local independence.

A few weeks after his accession he sanctioned the annexation of the territory of the Tekke Turkomans, which had been conquered by General Skobelev, and in 1884 he formally annexed the Mer y oasis without military operations.

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