Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to accession; additional - Sir T. Browne

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to accession; additional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting in or due to accession; giving increase or enlargement; additional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or constituting an accession

Etymologies

accession +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wallace, Derham, and a number of German statistic, and physico-theological writers had taken the same ground, namely, that population increases in a geometrical, but the accessional nutriment only in arithmetical ratio -- and that vice and misery, the natural consequences of this order of things, were intended by providence as the counterpoise.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey

  • Professor Wallace, Derham, and a number of German statistic and physico-theological writers had taken the same ground, namely, that population increases in a geometrical, but the accessional nutriment only in arithmetical ratio -- and that vice and misery, the natural consequences of this order of things, were intended by providence as the counterpoise.

    Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.

  • The powers or virtues of the soul, or rather of the ex - celling and transcendent half, that is, of the mind properly so called, though not a few, stand redu - cible to these two kinds, those that are inbred or innate, and known by the name of involuntary; and those out of which it derives an accessional lustre of merit, and these are called voluntary or acquired.

    Cicero's Five Books De Finibus: Or, Concerning the Last Object of Desire and Aversion

  • Over and above continuing and promoting those advantages which it formerly re - ceived from the hand of him who dressed it, would it not befriend and guard its accessional senses, appetites, and members too, supposing it had any?

    Cicero's Five Books De Finibus: Or, Concerning the Last Object of Desire and Aversion

  • Professor Wallace, Derham, and a number of German statistic, and physico-theological writers had taken the same ground, namely, that population increases in a geometrical, but the accessional nutriment only in arithmetical ratio ” and that vice and misery, the natural consequences of this order of things, were intended by providence as the counterpoise.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.