- the act of allowing to enter; entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles: the admission of aliens into a country.
- right or permission to enter: granting admission to the rare books room.
- the price paid for entrance, as to a theater or ball park.
- an act or condition of being received or accepted in a position, profession, occupation, or office; appointment: admission to the bar.
- confession of a charge, an error, or a crime; acknowledgment: His admission of the theft solved the mystery.
- an acknowledgment of the truth of something.
- a point or statement admitted; concession.
Origin of admission
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Examples from the Web for admission
Admission is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.Quorum: Global LGBT Voices
December 10, 2014
Then came the admission of a sham marriage with an immigrant.The Crazy Oregon Governor Race Just Got Crazier
October 14, 2014
He said it did not matter that today ISIS and al Qaeda were, by their own admission, two distinct entities.Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense
September 19, 2014
That is the height of cynicism, combined with an admission of impotence.Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress
July 10, 2014
The $50 admission fee includes access to interactive workshops, cheese-making, and cooking demos.America’s Best Summer Food Festivals
July 5, 2014
After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.Biographical Sketches
No, he could not—which admission did not lessen the glow on his cheek.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
But the fact that some explanation is necessary is an admission of the fault.The Man Shakespeare
I suddenly interrupted, thinking to surprise him into an admission.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
"And he is now waiting for admission to your majesty's presence," added they.Tanglewood Tales
- permission to enter or the right, authority, etc, to enter
- the price charged for entrance
- acceptance for a position, office, etc
- a confession, as of a crime, mistake, etc
- an acknowledgment of the truth or validity of something
Word Origin and History for admission
early 15c., "acceptance, reception, approval," from Latin admissionem (nominative admissio) "a letting in," noun of action from past participle stem of admittere (see admit). Meaning "an acknowledging" is from 1530s. Sense of "a literal act of letting in" is from 1620s. As short for admission price, by 1792.