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Acceptation


ACCEPTA'TION, noun

1. Kind reception; a receiving with favor or approbation.

This is a saying worthy of all acceptation 1 Timothy 1:15.

2. A state of being acceptable; favorable regard.

Some things are of great dignity and acceptation with God

But in this sense acceptableness is more generally used.

3. the meaning or sense in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as a term is to be used according to its usual acceptation

4. Reception in general. obsolete