- the usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc.
- favorable regard; approval.
- belief; acceptance as true or valid.
Origin of acceptation
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Examples from the Web for acceptation
It is also, in the present acceptation of the word, improper.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
In its common, or generally received, acceptation, it implies two things.The Politician Out-Witted
It is a maxim worthy of all acceptation that a man may have that allowance he takes.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed And worthy of acceptation.Sonnets from the Portuguese
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
This decree of the Senate was submitted to the acceptation of the French people.Hortense, Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
- the accepted meaning, as of a word, phrase, etc
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