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[ad-mish-uh n] /ædˈmɪʃ ən/
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
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin admissiōn- (stem of admissiō), equivalent to admiss-, variant stem of admittere to admit + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonadmission, noun
proadmission, adjective
readmission, noun
1. See entrance1 . 2. access. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for re-admission
Historical Examples
  • Abolition was now added to the conditions of re-admission to the Union.

    The Life of Jefferson Davis Frank H. Alfriend
  • Perhaps she would undertake his cause, and plead for his re-admission.

    Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Mr. Tyrold now prevailed for the re-admission of Mr. Westwyn, who was accompanied by his son, and followed by the Cleves family.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • In France, as in Germany, financial considerations induced the rulers to consent to the re-admission of the Jews.

  • He has not denied having made application for re-admission, but only an application with pledges of silence.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • Anastasia found no re-admission; the lights were put out, the Pump Room was in darkness.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • Later another fraternity asked for re-admission with similar results.

  • During the forty days penances were performed, and Easter was the time for re-admission into the full communion of the Church.

    The English Church in the Eighteenth Century

    Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  • Still even on this occasion various cities pleaded for re-admission into the union.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
British Dictionary definitions for re-admission


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
Derived Forms
admissive, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin admissiōn-, from admittere to admit
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Word Origin and History for re-admission

also readmission, 1650s; see re- + 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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