accession

[ ak-sesh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF accession

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCESSION

All this happened now, for the first time since their accession to wealth.

The only change in it that they could notice was an accession of alertness.

If his accession had seemed even a likely thing at the time, it would not have been sanctioned.

And we have no longer any doubts of the accession of Portugal.

But with the accession of James the situation was immediately altered.

In the mean time the quarter-deck received an accession of company.

What you will sign is a promise to ratify the treaty on your accession to the throne.

But we should not gain strength as a result of their accession to our ranks.

She had died before Mary's accession, and had been buried in the cathedral.

Secondly, the accession of foreign troops to the Duke of Argyle's force.

WORD ORIGIN

"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).

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