Ac*cess" [F. acces, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See Accede.]


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. Shak.


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."



Admission to sexual intercourse.

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


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. Milton.


An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

The first access looked like an apoplexy. Burnet.


A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.

[A Gallicism]


© Webster 1913.

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