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1. In law, the process by which one acquires property from another property one already owns. Accession occurs when a produced property automatically belongs to the owner of the producing property. For example, a corn cob grown in a garden accedes to the owner of the corn stalk. Likewise, corn starch belongs to the owner of the original corn from which it was made.

2. In international relations, the process by which a country joins the European Union.

3. See: Acquisition.


The right to own things that become a part of something you already own.When a tenant adds built-in cabinetry or other fixtures to a building,they become the property of the landlord by virtue of accession. Also frequently encountered in the realm of riparian (water) rights, such as new land created by dry river beds or retreating tidal lands.

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Damascus, (SANA) -- Minister of Economy and Trade Lamia Assi discussed on Thursday with Director of Accessions Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Chiedu Osakwe the coordination mechanisms to facilitate Syria's accession to WTO after it gained the approval last May.
The spokesperson noted that the accession to the corporation will enable Iraq to benefit from the services provided by the Islamic Development Bank.
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Does this signal a major push from the Bilderbergers for Turkey's accession to membership in the European Union?
Before formulating the communication strategy, we conducted several opinion polls mapping support for EU accession, and we continued to conduct polls up to the referendum date.
The accession countries to the euro area increasingly are binding their economic activity--external and internal--to the euro area countries.
The new command provides three officer accession programs: Officer Candidate School, Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer School and the Direct Commissioned Officer Indoctrination School.
Midlands businesses with existing operations in the ten joining countries must ensure they are prepared for the changes that EU accession will bring, it noted.
Since December 1997, when Poland became an official candidate for accession to the European Union, my fears have gradually evaporated.
On the economic impact of accession, the report says: "An economic 'big bang' is unlikely when these countries join the EU--in any case, most are already out-performing the existing EU countries.