Definition for AC-CESS'ION

AC-CESS'ION, n. [L. accessio.]

  1. A coming to; an acceding to and joining; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
  2. Increase by something added; that which is added; with invitation; as an accession of wealth or territory.
  3. In late, 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 thing added or improvement; provided the thing is not changed into a different species. Thus the owner of a cow becomes to owner of her calf. – Blackstone.
  4. The act of arriving at a throne, an office, or dignity.
  5. That which is added. The only accession which the Roman Empire received, as the province of Britain. – Gibbon.
  6. The invasion of a fit of a periodical disease, or fever. It differs from exacerbation. Accession implies a total previous intermission, as of a fever; exacerbation implies only a previous remission or abatement of violence.

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