from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In English and other colleges, a certificate or prize awarded to a student of second (or lower) merit: as, second accessit, third, fourth, etc., accessit.
  • noun In the election of a pope, an opportunity given the members of the conclave, after each ballot, to revise their votes.

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  • noun An honorable mention in an academic contest.
  • noun A vote in the election of a pope.


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From Latin accessit ("he came near"), from accēdō ("approach").


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