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received

[ ri-seevd ]
/ rɪˈsivd /
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adjective

generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea.

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Origin of received

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at receive, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM received

well-re·ceived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for received

received
/ (rɪˈsiːvd) /

adjective

generally accepted or believedreceived wisdom
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