acceptation

[ ak-sep-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌæk sɛpˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc.
favorable regard; approval.
belief; acceptance as true or valid.

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Origin of acceptation

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French. See accept, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM acceptation

non·ac·cep·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acceptation

acceptation
/ (ˌæksɛpˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the accepted meaning, as of a word, phrase, etc
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