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recipiency

or recipience

[ri-sip-ee-uh n-see or ri-sip-ee-uh ns] /rɪˈsɪp i ən si or rɪˈsɪp i əns/
noun
1.
the act of receiving; reception.
2.
the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness.
Origin of recipiency
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; recipi(ent) + -ency
Related forms
nonrecipience, noun
nonrecipiency, noun
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  • An understanding proportionate to thine, that is, a recipiency at least of thine:­2.

  • But humility is not all; Uriah Heep had that and still was a most undesirable person, and so she must read on, all recipiency.

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