ac·cu·mu·la·tion n: increase or growth by addition esp. when continuous or repeated; specif: an increase in the amount of a fund or property by the continuous addition to it of the income or interest it generatesto treat a stock dividend as principal when local law classifies it as income may be deemed an accumulation — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. see also accumulation trust at trust◇ Because they prevent the enjoyment and benefit of wealth, accumulations are deemed contrary to public policy. A provision in a will for an accumulation will be invalidated if found to be unreasonable by the court.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abundance, accession, accretion, accruement, agglomeration, aggregation, amassing, amassment, amplification, appreciation, assemblage, augmentation, batch, centralization, collection, compilation, concentration, conglomeration, cumulation, deposit, development, gain, gathering, great quantity, growth, harvest, increase, increment, plenty, plethora, sufficiency
associated concepts: accumulation of income, accumulation of property, trusts, wills
accession (enlargement), agglomeration, appreciation (increased value), arsenal, assemblage, augmentation, boom (increase), boom (prosperity), bulk, compilation, conglomeration, cumulation, deposit, development (progression), entirety, fund, growth (increase), hoard, plethora, profit, resource, selection (collection), stock (store), store (depository), sufficiency, treasury
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006