Noun Accessioning Definition and Examples







The attainment or acquisition of a position of rank or power.
  1. 'Many were expected to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne by holding events such as street parties in June.'
  2. 'The Rose of Lancaster deals with Henry VI's accession to the throne, wars in France, the Wars Of The Roses, and Joan of Arc.'
  3. 'The Queen yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of her father's death - and of her accession to the throne - with a poignant visit to a cancer unit.'
  4. 'Appointed as secretary to the Dutch Embassy, he was sent to England in 1715 to congratulate George I on has accession to the throne.'
  5. 'The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Brown on June 21, the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne.'
  6. 'National Day is held on 3 March, in celebration of King Hassan II's accession to the throne in 1961.'
  7. 'Many councils will not be holding special civic functions to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne.'
  8. 'It's probably because historically she seems to have been fussy and stubborn, and also a staunch Catholic in a country that at her accession to the throne was already become mostly Protestant.'
  9. 'But Preston has been named as one of the nation's ‘Golden Cities’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.'
  10. 'Little more than a year after her accession to the throne, she would sign the transfer of sovereignty to the Republic of Indonesia.'
  11. 'the accession of Spain and Portugal to the EU'
  12. 'Sweden has actively supported Bulgaria's EU accession throughout the negotiation process.'
  13. 'Turkey's process of accession will help ultimately to define what Europe is.'
  14. 'Furthermore, they reiterated ASEAN's wish to see the WTO speed up the process for the accession of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to the organization.'
  15. 'The commission says Kosovo should be made independent by next year and embark on a four-stage process to EU accession.'
  16. 'To this process, Bulgaria will be able to add the valuable experiences it has gained in its own process towards accession so far.'
  17. 'He added that the enlargement process of the EU was a reversible process and that each candidate country should be granted accession according to its own merits.'
  18. 'The new Bulgarian Cabinet plans to accept all reforms, related to EU accession, by the end of September.'
  19. 'The process of accession is long and complex, and can tie up a lot of the available resources of the Commission.'
  20. 'This week, Bulgaria's intellectual potential will be called upon to aid the country in the process of its accession into the European Union.'
  21. 'The working party on China's accession will formally approve the package on Monday at WTO headquarters in Geneva, clearing the way for entry by the end of this year.'
  22. 'This criticism has been directed to accession to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other treaties, without adequate consultation with or participation by the states.'
  23. 'It said the two sides agreed to hold the signing ceremony for China's accession to the treaty at a meeting between Chinese and ASEAN leaders slated for October on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.'
  24. 'That agreement resulted in Pyongyang's accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but in the end Moscow did not build the promised reactors.'
  25. 'It also revealed that relevant ministers in Russia have now consented to accession to ASEAN's core Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.'
  26. 'Certain decisions, such as interpretation of the multilateral trade agreements, waivers, and amendments and accessions, can be taken only by a specified majority vote.'
  27. 'Meanwhile, New Zealand and Mongolia are scheduled to sign Thursday the instruments of accession to ASEAN's nonaggression pact known as the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.'
A new item added to an existing collection of books, paintings, or artefacts.
  1. as modifier 'the accession number'
  2. 'To mark the occasion the museum's curators organized an exhibition featuring objects from the permanent collection, almost all of which were recent accessions specifically donated to celebrate the new building.'
  3. 'Researchers are kept up to date about recent accessions, loaded usually within a short time of a collection's receipt into the Library.'
  4. 'Twelve of these accessions were taken from collections of J. Bergelson and R. Mauricio.'
  5. 'Griffin, Georgia, is home to USDA's eggplant collection, which includes 770 different accessions collected from around the world.'
  6. '‘About 50 of the 400 accessions represent more than 90 percent of the collection's true diversity,’ says Krueger.'
  7. 'substantial accessions of gold'
  8. 'The eastern frontier of the new Poland was fixed to run along the Curzon Line, while the question of the western border was left open, with a reference to ‘substantial accessions of territory in the north and west’.'


Record the addition of (a new item) to a library, museum, or other collection.
  1. 'In 1945 the entire set of dining room tapestries was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, but regrettably the panels by Reinhard were never accessioned by the medieval department and were disposed of in 1946.'
  2. 'The CSUN collection, which was accessioned by LACMIP in July 2001, is mostly regional (southern California) in scope and predominantly comprised of invertebrates, although a few vertebrate and plant fossils are included.'
  3. 'The nucleus of the center is the Clement Greenberg Collection of painting and sculpture, which was recently accessioned en bloc.'
  4. 'Four of these are known to have been accessioned in 1904.'
  5. 'Of the items now offered, more are turned away than are accepted and accessioned into the collection.'
  6. 'A select few will be digitized and displayed on the Web site and possibly accessioned as specimens in the University Herbarium.'
  7. 'Although toys have been formally accessioned into the collection since the early twentieth century, older curatorial records are not always as complete as records compiled for new acquisitions.'
  8. 'He said 33 bottles were marked for accessioning into the museum, including the Model Dairy and the Idutywa items, which were not represented in the collection.'
  9. 'Boas staged a mock funeral for Qisuk and lied to Minik about what he did with his father's body, which in fact was autopsied and accessioned to the museum's collections.'


1. the act of coming into the possession of a right, title, office, etc.: accession to the throne.

2. an increase by something added: an accession of territory.

3. something added: a list of accessions to the college library.

4. Law. addition to property by growth or improvement.

5. consent; agreement; approval: accession to a demand.

6. International Law. formal acceptance of a treaty, international convention, or other agreement between states.

7. the act of coming near; approach.

8. an attack or onset, as of a disease. verb (used with object)

9. to make a record of (a book, painting, etc.) in the order of acquisition. 10. to acquire (a book, painting, etc.), especially for a permanent collection.



Late 16th century (in the general sense ‘something added’): from Latin accessio(n-), from the verb accedere ‘approach, come to’ (see accede).

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