Definition Of accession


a new item added to an existing collection of books, paintings, or artifacts.

Twelve of these accessions were taken from collections of J. Bergelson and R. Mauricio.

record the addition of (a new item) to a library, museum, or other collection.

In March 1934, the trustees met the financial terms of the Bliss will, her bequest was accessioned and a Museum of Modern Art with a permanent collection became a reality.

the attainment or acquisition of a position of rank or power, typically that of monarch or president.

the queen's accession to the throne

the formal acceptance of a treaty or agreement.

accession to the Treaty of Paris

Example Of accession

  • accession to the Treaty of Paris

  • accession to the Treaty of Rome was effected in 1971

  • A stunning portfolio of photographs of the Queen was unveiled today to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

  • after her accession to the Presidency

  • Albert's accession to the throne is a two-step event, with another ceremony expected to draw heads of state on November 19.

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