Acception of personsor faces(Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. [Obs.] Wyclif.

(Ac*cept"ive) a.

1. Fit for acceptance.

2. Ready to accept. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Ac*cept"or) n. [L.] One who accepts; specifically (Law & Com.), one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.

(Ac*cess") n. [F. accès, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See Accede.]

1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.

I did repel his letters, and denied
His access to me.

2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. "All access was thronged." Milton.

3. Admission to sexual intercourse.

During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown.

4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]

I, from the influence of thy looks, receive
Access in every virtue.

5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

The first access looked like an apoplexy.

6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. [A Gallicism]

(Ac*ces"sa*ri*ly) adv. In the manner of an accessary.

(Ac*ces"sa*ri*ness), n. The state of being accessary.

(Ac*ces"sa*ry) a. Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.

To both their deaths thou shalt be accessary.

Amongst many secondary and accessary causes that support monarchy, these are not of least reckoning.

(Ac*ces"sa*ry) n.; pl. Accessaries [Cf. Accessory and LL. accessarius.] (Law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.

(Ac*cep"tion) n. [L. acceptio a receiving, accepting: cf. F. acception.] Acceptation; the received meaning. [Obs.]

Here the word "baron" is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath confined it.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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