accession


accession
ac·ces·sion /ik-'se-shən, ak-/ n
1: increase by something added; specif: the mode of acquiring property by which the owner of property (as a building, land, or cattle) becomes the owner of an addition by growth, improvement, increase, or labor
2: the act of assenting or agreeing

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

accession
I (annexation) noun accessio, addition, adherence, adhesion, adjoining, affixation, annexing, appendage, attachment, binding, cementation, cohesion, combination, combining, conjoining, consolidation, coupling, fastening, fusion, inclusion, incorporation, joining, merger, putting together, securing, subjoining, subjunction, supplementation, unification, union, uniting associated concepts: accession of fixtures, accession of property II (enlargement) noun accretion, accrual, accumulation, acquisition, addition, advance, aggrandizement, amplification, appreciation, attainment, augmentation, broadening, burgeoning, development, elaboration, enhancement, expansion, extension, gain, growth, increase, multiplication, progress, progression, supplementation, swelling associated concepts: accession of property, accretion, acquisition of title by accession, doctrine of accession, permanent accession, riparian accession III index acceptance, acknowledgment (acceptance), acquiescence, addition, appurtenance, arrogation, collection (accumulation), cumulation, receipt (act of receiving)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


accession
n.
(1) An addition; something added to an existing body of property; the right to ownership of one’s property even after its form has been altered (e.g., if A cuts down B’s tree and makes it into a chair, B can still claim ownership of the chair by accession).
(2) The attainment of a rank or title, as in a monarch’s accession to a throne.
(3) Accepting or joining a treaty or association.
v.
accede

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


accession
1. a doctrine of English law by which a person is held to be responsible for a crime even although he is not the principal actor. An accessory before the fact is someone who procures, counsels, commands or abets it. An accessory after the fact assists the principal by harbouring him or assisting him to get away. A person who actually is present but does not commit the act is not an accessory but a principal in the second degree. Accession after the fact is not generally accepted in Scotland, although it has been imposed by statute in cases of treason.
2. the doctrine of the Roman and Scots law of property that declares that the owner of a thing becomes the owner of any subsidiary thing that becomes attached to it. A door stuck to a house becomes the property of the house owner.
3. succeeding to the throne as monarch.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


accession
n.
1 The act of acceding or agreeing, especially when it involves the yielding of part or all of one's own position.
2 The act of acceding to, or coming into possession of, an office, right, or title.
3 In international law, the formal assent by one county to a treaty between other countries. By doing so, the country becomes a party to the treaty.
4 The acquisition of title to personal property by applying labor that converts it into an entirely different thing (such as turning leather into shoes) or incorporates it into other property.
5 An artificial or natural addition or improvement to property.
6 A real property owner's right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements.
See also annexation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


accession
Coming into possession of a right or office; increase; augmentation; addition.
The right to all that one's own property produces, whether that property be movable or immovable; and the right to that which is united to it by accession, either naturally or artificially.
The right to own things that become a part of something already owned. A principle derived from the civil law, by which the owner of property becomes entitled to all that it produces, and to all that is added or united to it, either naturally or artificially (that is, by the labor or skill of another) even where such addition extends to a change of form or materials; and by which, on the other hand, the possessor of property becomes entitled to it, as against the original owner, where the addition made to it by skill and labor is of greater value than the property itself, or where the change effected in its form is so great as to render it impossible to restore it to its original shape.
Generally, accession signifies acquisition of title to personal property by bestowing labor on it that converts it into an entirely different thing or by incorporation of property into a union with other property.
The commencement or inauguration of a sovereign's reign.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


accession
Coming into possession of a right or office; increase; augmentation; addition.
 
The right to all that one's own property produces, whether that property be movable or immovable; and the right to that which is united to it by accession, either naturally or artificially.
 
The right to own things that become a part of something already owned.
 
A principle derived from the civil law, by which the owner of property becomes entitled to all that it produces, and to all that is added or united to it, either naturally or artificially (that is, by the labor or skill of another) even where such addition extends to a change of form or materials; and by which, on the other hand, the possessor of property becomes entitled to it, as against the original owner, where the addition made to it by skill and labor is of greater value than the property itself, or where the change effected in its form is so great as to render it impossible to restore it to its original shape.
 
Generally, accession signifies acquisition of title to personal property by bestowing labor on it that converts it into an entirely different thing or by incorporation of property into a union with other property.
 
The commencement or inauguration of a sovereign's reign.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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