• Latin: accedere, to approach


  • The tenor of those prayers which are recommended to the priest to be said before Mass.
  • In canon law, a right at some future time to a certain benefice which is in abeyance through lack of age or other condition.

MLA Citation

  • “access”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 August 2010. Web. 23 October 2016. <>