admission

[ad-mish-uh n]

noun


Origin of admission

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin admissiōn- (stem of admissiō), equivalent to admiss-, variant stem of admittere to admit + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·ad·mis·sion, nounpro·ad·mis·sion, adjectivere·ad·mis·sion, noun

Synonyms for admission

1. See entrance1. 2. access.
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Historical Examples of admission

  • After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.

    Biographical Sketches

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • No, he could not—which admission did not lessen the glow on his cheek.

  • But the fact that some explanation is necessary is an admission of the fault.

  • I suddenly interrupted, thinking to surprise him into an admission.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • "And he is now waiting for admission to your majesty's presence," added they.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne


British Dictionary definitions for admission

admission

noun

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 Formsadmissive, adjective

Word Origin for admission

C15: from Latin admissiōn-, from admittere to admit
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Word Origin and History for admission
n.

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.

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