accession

Accession is the act of advancing into a position. Being elected class president is a kind of accession.

Accession originally referred to a queen or king taking the throne. From the Latin term, accessionem, meaning "joining or increasing,” accession may refer to the gaining of access to any formal position, group, or right. It can also mean “agreement” — think of it as “joining in.” Accession may also refer to property — either something that increases your original collection, or the right to all of your property even through growth — such as the golden egg your new hen laid.

Primary Meanings of accession

1.
n
the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
2.
nv
a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
3.
n
agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
Full Definitions of accession
1

n the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)

“Elizabeth's accession in 1558”
Synonyms:
rise to power
Type of:
attainment
the act of achieving an aim

n the right to enter

Synonyms:
access, admission, admittance, entree
Types:
door
anything providing a means of access (or escape)
open door
freedom of access
Type of:
right
an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

n (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

Type of:
property right
the legal right of ownership
2

n a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)

“the art collection grew through accession
Type of:
growth, increase, increment
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

n something added to what you already have

“the librarian shelved the new accessions
Synonyms:
addition
Type of:
acquisition
something acquired

v make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

Type of:
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form
3

n agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)

accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent”
Synonyms:
assenting
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

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