Accretion Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Accretion.

Accretion (noun)

  1. In real estate law, accretion refers to the gradual increase in land area through natural forces, such as the deposition of soil by a river or the sea.

  2. In trust law, accretion refers to the increase or growth in the benefits or assets of a beneficiary.

  3. In finance, particularly pertaining to bonds, accretion is the accumulation of value of a discount bond over time until it reaches its maturity value.