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accession

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
ac‧ces‧sion
1 [uncountable]PGO an official process in which someone becomes king, queen, president etc [↪ succession]
accession of
the accession of James I
accession to power/to the throne (=the act of becoming king, queen, president etc)
2 [uncountable] formal the act of agreeing to a demand
3AV [countable] technical an object or work of art that is added to a collection of objects or paintings

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