/dee'ak sesh"euhn/, 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.
2. to deaccession a work of art from a museum's or gallery's collections.
3. a deaccessioned work of art.
[1970-75; DE- + ACCESSION]

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