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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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Furthermore, the correlation coefficients suggest that accessions with larger seeds also have lower ABA and significantly higher vigorous emergence suggesting the impact of genetic factors in determining the performance of accessions.
These accessions will bring WTO membership to 159, and the individual accessions had symbolic significance for a number of reasons.
The Army Recruiting and Cadet Commands will now fall under the Army Training and Doctrine Command, as they did before the Army Accessions Command was established.
For his part, Osakwe appreciated Syria's efforts for cooperation and coordination with the Accessions Divisions, underlining Syria's strategic importance and positive role in the region and the world.
Less than one third (29%) of Croats believe that their country's accession to the EU would be "a good thing," says the Gallup Balkan Monitor report, published on 17 November.
This seemingly endless flux, ranging from smooth and friendly to sometimes even a hostile relationship, formally entered a new stage in 2005 when the EU launched formal accession talks with Turkey.
The NSGC has barley accessions from more than 90 countries, representing landraces, originally developed by farmers and collected from either farmer fields or markets, and lines and cultivars developed by plant scientists through hybridization.
Although an accessions tax would completely eliminate the current transfer tax system, the benefit of its elimination would only be received at the cost of developing a new and complex system to replace it.
Maximum number of grains panicle-1 and paddy yield of almost all rice accessions under mid sown conditions (16th May) seem to be associated with non-coincidence of their reproductive growth periods with heat stress as occurred in early sown conditions (16th April, 1st May).