Meaning of deaccession

de•ac•ces•sion

Pronunciation: (dē"ak-sesh'un), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to sell (a work of art) from a museum's or gallery's collections, esp. with a view to acquiring funds for the purchase of other works.
—v.i.
  1. to deaccession a work of art from a museum's or gallery's collections.
—n.
  1. a deaccessioned work of art.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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