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or re·cip·i·ence

[ri-sip-ee-uh n-see or ri-sip-ee-uh ns]
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  1. the act of receiving; reception.
  2. the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness.
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Origin of recipiency

First recorded in 1880–85; recipi(ent) + -ency
Related formsnon·re·cip·i·ence, nounnon·re·cip·i·en·cy, noun
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Historical Examples

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

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