or re·cip·i·ence

[ ri-sip-ee-uh n-see or ri-sip-ee-uh ns ]
/ rɪˈsɪp i ən si or rɪˈsɪp i əns /


the act of receiving; reception.
the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness.

Origin of recipiency

First recorded in 1880–85; recipi(ent) + -ency
Related formsnon·re·cip·i·ence, nounnon·re·cip·i·en·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for recipiency

  • But humility is not all; Uriah Heep had that and still was a most undesirable person, and so she must read on, all recipiency.

  • An understanding proportionate to thine, that is, a recipiency at least of thine:­2.