1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Accidence
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ACCIDENCE (a mis-spelling of "accidents," from the Latin neuter plural accidentia, casual events), the term for the grammatical changes to which words are subject in their inflections as to gender, number, tense and case. It is also used to denote a book containing the first principles of grammar, and so of the rudiments of any subject or art.