accession, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, aggravation, augmentation, broadening, expatiation, explication, extension, fullness, growth, increment, intensification, multiplication, proliferation, spreading, tumefaction, widening
amplification, blow-up, development, distortion, enhancement, expansion, increase, inflation, magnification, overstatement
accretion, addition, advance (increase), advancement (improvement), aggravation (exacerbation), augmentation, bombast, boom (increase), distortion, exaggeration, extension (expansion), growth (increase), hyperbole, increment, inflation (increase), overstatement
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.An extension of time, granted by a court, to do something that ordinarily must be completed by a specific deadline; also called enlargement of time.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
European UnionThe European Union currently has 27 member states. In addition to the first six member states (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) 21 countries have acceded to the Union. These are:• 1973: Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom.• 1981: Greece.• 1986: Spain and Portugal.• 1995: Austria, Finland and Sweden.• 2004 and 2007: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, then Bulgaria and Romania.Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey have the status of candidate countries. accession negotiations with Croatia and Turkey opened on 3 October 2005.The countries of the Western Balkans which are engaged in the stabilisation and association process have the status of potential candidate countries. Apart from Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which are candidate countries, these are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, including Kosovo, as defined by UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.