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The action of accruing; = accretion; an instance of this; right of accruer: the right to benefit from the action of accretion, especially in the context of shares under probate or trusts.
Mid 17th century. From accrue + -er, after nouns in the field of legal terminology with the ending -er derived from the infinitive forms of French verbs.
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