ACCESS', n. L. 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. Rom. v.
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.