ACCESS', noun [Latin accessus, from accedo. See Accede.]
1. A coming to; near approach; admittance; admission, as to gain access to a prince.
2. Approach, or the way by which a thing may be approached; as, the access is by a neck of land.
3. Means of approach; liberty to approach; implying previous obstacles.
By whom also we have access by faith. Romans 5:2.
4. Admission to sexual intercourse.
During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown.
5. Addition; increase by something added; as an access of territory; but in this sense accession is more generally used.
6. The return of a fit or paroxysm of disease, or fever. In this sense accession is generally used.