recipiency

or re·cip·i·ence

[ ri-sip-ee-uhn-see or ri-sip-ee-uhns ]
/ rɪˈsɪp i ən si or rɪˈsɪp i əns /

noun

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

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Origin of recipiency

First recorded in 1880–85; recipi(ent) + -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM recipiency

non·re·cip·i·ence, nounnon·re·cip·i·en·cy, noun
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Example sentences 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.