from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove and sell (a work of art) from a museum's collection, especially in order to purchase other works of art: "He also denied that ... friends of the museum were permitted to buy ... pieces that were deaccessioned” ( New York Times).
- intransitive v. To remove a work of art from a museum's collection and sell it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To officially remove an object from a museum, art gallery or library so that it may be sold.
- n. The disposal of objects in this way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to sell (artwork); -- used of sales of art by museums.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works
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