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English definition of “accession”

accession

noun [U]     /əkˈseʃ.ən/
formal the time when someone starts a position of authority, especially a king or queen: 1926 was the year of Emperor Hirohito's accession to the throne.Royalty, aristocracy and titles the time when a country officially joins a group of countries or signs an agreement: Poland's accession to the EUInternational politics and government
(Definition of accession noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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