- an engagement to pay an order, draft, or bill of exchange when it becomes due, as by the person on whom it is drawn.
- an order, draft, etc., that a person or bank has accepted as calling for payment and has thus promised to pay.
Origin of acceptance
Examples from the Web for non-acceptance
Historical Examples of non-acceptance
At any rate it was the length which was assigned to her as a reason for non-acceptance.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle
Clement K. Shorter
You are requested to signify your acceptance, or non-acceptance of this appointment.
Answers to royal invitations should be written in the third person, and reasons given for non-acceptance.Manners and Rules of Good Society
Indeed, disappointment at the non-acceptance of so many of his views by the world at large accentuated it.Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District
A reply to the invitation is a necessity, because the hostess wishes time, in case of non-acceptance, to secure another guest.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
- a formal agreement by a debtor to pay a draft, bill, etc
- the document so acceptedCompare bank acceptance
1570s, from Middle French acceptance, from accepter (see accept). Earlier in same sense was acceptation (late 14c.).