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Access

access n

often attrib
1 : permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, communicate with, or pass to and from a place, thing, or person [public to federal land] [ to the courts]
2 : opportunity for sexual intercourse
3 : a landowner's legal right to pass from his or her land to a highway and to return without being obstructed
4 : freedom or ability to obtain, make use of, or participate in something [the right to equal treatment holds with respect to a limited set of interests — like voting — and demands that every person have the same to these interests "L. H. Tribe"]
5 a : a way by which a thing or place may be approached or reached
b : passage to and from a place [provide a means of to the land]
6 : opportunity to view or copy a copyrighted work



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.