acceptation /ˌaksɛpˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


I. noun

a particular sense or the generally recognized meaning ( common acceptation) of a word or phrase.
– origin late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘favourable reception, approval’): from late Latin acceptatio(n-), from the verb acceptare (see accept). The current sense dates from the early 17th cent.

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