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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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Accession to the Agreement would diversify Indias connectivity options with Central Asia and have a positive influence on Indias trade and commercial ties with the region.
The day is observed on July 19 every year to commemorate the historic resolution adopted from the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar in 1947, demanding Kashmir's accession to Pakistan in accordance with the partition plan.
Special programs including seminars, conferences and rallies would be the hallmark of the accession to Pakistan Day throughout Azad Jammu Kashmir, occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of the world - where Kashmiris are inhibiting, to strengthen and promote the ideology of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan.
With respect to accessions with number of one or more private alleles, one accession each was identified for North-central (KaN034) and South-south (edN039), while five accessions were recognized for the South-west population (onN070, onN074, onN072 and oyN005) by the markers.
The agreement on Latvia's accession to the OECD could be signed during the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting at the beginning of June.
The draft WTO Accession Package will be submitted to members for formal approval when the meeting reconvenes on 22 June.
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For the Member States, the accession negotiations had a different shape than others in the international scene, and for countries aspiring to membership of the European Union, they had the meaning of a "process of building trust between the negotiating parties, so that to create a mutual perception about how each candidate will be able to face the challenges of accession" (4).
due to the accession procedure of its photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria's Dobrich municipality to the electricity grid and in particular the delay in the procedure and the finalization of the accession contract.
The plan includes a range of activities such as modernizing the draft report of the A'Working Group and the consultative meeting of the group with the WTO's secretary and conferencing on the agriculture and standardizing the table of goods and services and the distribution of the draft report of the work team and the final meeting of the team to adopt the package of accession and other relevant activities.
Thirty stands of each accession were planted in three rows in a plot at a spacing of 1m x 1m between and within rows.
Twenty-four member states have now ratified Croatia's accession treaty.