acceptation
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌæk.sɛp.ˈteɪ.ʃən/
Noun

acceptation

  1. (obsolete) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable.
    • 1769, Oxford Standard text, King James Bible: 1 Timothy, i, 15,
      This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
  2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received.
    The term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
  3. Ready belief.
Related terms
  • acceptative



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