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.

Nearby words

  1. acceptance,
  2. acceptance race,
  3. acceptance region,
  4. acceptancy,
  5. acceptant,
  6. accepted,
  7. accepted masons,
  8. accepted pairing,
  9. acceptee,
  10. accepter

Origin of acceptation

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

Related formsnon·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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