accidence

[ ak-si-duh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF accidence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCIDENCE

Examples in Syntax, Accidence, and Style, for criticism and correction.

Poor Patty took out her Ladies' Accidence, and turned over the leaves.

This will be done by memorizing the rules of accidence and derivation.

The Accidence was entitled, Coleti Editio un cum quibusdam, &c.

But, for all that I am, and have done here, I need not have gone beyond my accidence.

At eight years of age he was taught his accidence by a priest.

What is Greek accidence, compared to Spartan discipline, if it can be had?

Accidence: This has been sufficiently described in the texts mentioned above.

Inconsistent punctuation in subheaders (Accidence: and similar) has been silently regularized.

My poor lighter-boy, that hath mastered the rudiments, and triumphed over the Accidence—but to die!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in philosophy, "non-essential or incidental characteristic," also "part of grammar dealing with inflection" (mid-15c.), in some cases a misspelling of accidents, or else directly from Latin accidentia (used as a term in grammar by Quintilian), neuter plural of accidens, present participle of accidere (see accident). The grammar sense is because they change in accordance with use.

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