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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.
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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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The experience of Vanuatu was one example that prompted greater debate in the Doha Round of LDC accessions. In 2001, the WTO noted, with some concern, that no LDC had ever acceded to the WTO under art XII.
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.
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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).
Initially, Assosa Agricultural Research Center collected okra accessions in the 2012 and 2013 harvesting seasons from different areas of the Benishangul Gumuz Region and grew on their plot farm under the same agro ecological conditions during the 2014 main cropping season.
The concept of 'core collections' represents the genetic diversity with a minimum duplication of accessions was introduced to effect a good and robust management of genetic resources for conservation and breeding purposes [8, 9].
Morphological studies on several accessions have been done in Nigeria to separate segregated populations into different leaf types [19].
dactylon accessions were planted in plastic pots (18 cm in top diameter, 14 cm in bottom diameter, and 15 cm in depth) filled with typical sandy loam soil in the local place in April.
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.