Definitions

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  • n. The act of accruing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Accrual.
  • n. That which accrues; an addition; increment.

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

  • n. the act of accumulating

Etymologies

accrue +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His vote will be used to advance the moneyed interests, and their devotional accruement of all things material.

    Moral Turpitude and the Pursuit of More Stuff

  • Such an undertaking would not be too much of a surprise: billionaire Madeleine Schickedanz' steady accruement of the company's stock prompted scuttlebutt that she was preparing to delist Germany's biggest department store chain and divide it up--although Chief Executive ThomasMiddelhoffThomas Middelhoff told the company's annual general meeting last May that such a scenario was not in the cards.

    Schickedanz Ready To Delist KarstadtQuelle?

  • The revenue from ivory and other elephant products formed an economic accruement for the conservation and effective management of elephant herds, the SADC said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The retreat and sundering, then, must be not from this body only, but from every alien accruement.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Such accruement takes place at birth; or rather birth is the coming-into-being of that other [lower] phase of the Soul.

    The Six Enneads.

  • This, by which the gods are divine, must be the oldest God of them all: and our own soul is of that same Ideal nature, so that to consider it, purified, freed from all accruement, is to recognise in ourselves that same value which we have found soul to be, honourable above all that is bodily.

    The Six Enneads.

  • But immediately following upon it, there is that which has acquired appetite and, by this accruement, has already taken a great step outward; it has the desire of elaborating order on the model of what it has seen in the Intellectual-Principle: pregnant by those Beings, and in pain to the birth, it is eager to make, to create.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The accruement of technical improvements in particularly the great chemical industry is primarily dependent upon systematic industrial research, and this is being increasingly fostered by American manufacturers.

    The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915

  • This is a senior management position and due to this we are keen to talk with anyone who has experience having high level discussions with Senior Directors and has enough confidence and has business accruement to be able to back up any decisions.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • The compass was originally used as a religious accruement; the Chinese people believed that when you built a new house, it had to be perfectly aligned with nature, so the compass was used to ensure this alignment.

    BULS

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