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.
The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land.
Admission to sexual intercourse.
During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown.
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.
An onset, attack, or fit of disease.
The first access looked like an apoplexy.
A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.
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