ACCUMULATION, the act of heaping or amassing several things together. The word is compounded of ad and cumulus, "heap."The lawyers speak of an accumulation of titles; as, when a person claims lands, a benefice, or the like, in virtue of several titles or pretensions of different kinds; e.g. by death, by resignation, etc.

In a like sense, we read of accumulative treason, etc. See TREASON.