ACCESSION, is particularly used for the Act whereby a thing accedes, i. e. joins or unites itself to something existing before. See ACCESSORY.

Thus, we say, the Accession of a Governor to a Government, etc. — The first of August is observed in Memory of the King's Accession to the Crown of Great Britain. —This Sense of the Word coincides with Inauguration.

The Term is also used for the Act of engaging, and becoming a Party in a Treaty before concluded between other Powers; on the same Footing and Conditions as is originally comprehended in the Treaty itself. — The Accession of the States General to the Treaty of Hanover; of the Czarina to the Treaty of Vienna, etc. See TREATY.