Accretion Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Accretion, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Accretion?

n. the increase of land by the washing of the seas or rivers i.e. deposition. Also used to refer to growth in assets. eg. in trusts, a beneficiary’s increase in benefits is termed accretion. In reference to discount bonds, it describes the accumulation of value until maturity.