(n.) The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
(n.) A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
(n.) Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory.
(n.) 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). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
(n.) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
(n.) The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
(n.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
(n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
(n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
(n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
(n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
(n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
(n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.