Definition for AC-CESS'

AC-CESS', n. [L. accessus, from accedo. See Accede. Fr. accès.]

  1. A coming to; near approach; admittance; admission; as, to gain access to a prince.
  2. Approach, or the way by which a thing may be approached; as the access is by a neck of land. – Bacon.
  3. Means of approach; liberty to approach; implying previous obstacles. By whom also we have access by faith. – Rom. v.
  4. Admission to sexual intercourse. During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. – Blackstone.
  5. Addition; increase by something added; as, an access of territory; but in this sense accession is more generally used.
  6. The return of a fit or paroxysm of disease, or fever. In this sense accession is generally used.

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