Ac·crue v. i. [imp. & p. p. Accrued p. pr. & vb. n. Accruing.]
1. To increase; to augment.
And though power failed, her courage did accrue. --Spenser.
2. To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent. “Interest accrues to principal.”
The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press. --Junius.
adj : periodically accumulated over time; "accrued interest";
"accrued leave" [syn: accumulated]