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Accession is

[t]he transfer of the legal and physical custody of permanent records from an agency to the National Archives.[1]
[t]he transfer of agency records to a Federal records center for temporary storage. The agency retains legal custody of the records.[2]
[t]o take legal and physical custody of a group of records or other materials and to formally document their receipt.[3]

References Edit

  1. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
  2. Id.
  3. Society of American Archivists, A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (2012) (full-text).

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