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acceptation

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Etymology

Derivative of accept

Pronunciation

Noun

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acceptation

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  1. (obsolete) acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
    Quotation
    • This is saying worthy of all acceptation. - 1 Timothy 1:15
    • Some things ... are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God. - Hooker.
  2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
    Quotation
    • My words, in common acceptation, Could never give this provocation. - Gay ??

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