a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
"the art collection grew through accession"
(civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
accession, addition (noun)
something added to what you already have
"the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"
accession, assenting (noun)
agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
"accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent"; "assenting to the Congressional determination"
entree, access, accession, admission, admittance (noun)
the right to enter
accession, rise to power (verb)
the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
"Elizabeth's accession in 1558"
make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without.
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 part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species).
The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity.
The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
To make a record of (additions to a collection).
Accession has different definitions depending upon its application. In property law, it is a mode of acquiring property that involves the addition of value to property through labor or the addition of new materials. For example, a person who owns a property on a river delta also takes ownership of any additional land that builds up along the riverbank due to natural deposits or man made deposits. In commercial law, accession includes goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. In English common law, the added value belonged to the original property's owner. For example, if the buyer of a car has parts added or replaced, then the buyer fails to make scheduled payments and the car is repossessed, the buyer has no right to the new parts because they have become a part of the whole car. In modern common law, if the property owner allows the accession through bad faith, the adder of value is entitled to damages or title to the property. If the individual who adds value to the owner's chattel is a trespasser or does so in bad faith, the owner retains title and the trespasser cannot recover labor or materials. The owner of the chattel may seek conversion damages for the value of the original materials plus any consequential damages. Alternatively, the owner may seek replevin. However, the owner may be limited to damages if the property has changed its nature by accession.