n. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility. 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.]
An onset, attack, or fit of disease. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. Approach, or the means or power of approaching. Access is understood to mean sexual intercourse; at other times the opportunity of communicating together so that sexual intercourse may have taken place. Having access between a husband and wife created the presumption that any child born of her are presumed to be the husband's issue. That presumption could be rebutted by positive evidence that no sexual intercourse took place.
- (Copyright). Proof of access is needed to prove a copyright infringement. This proof is excused if the works are strikingly similar. Circumstantial proof is often used to prove access. A duplication of an error ...