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Admittance


ADMIT'TANCE, noun

1. The act of admitting; allowance. More usually,

2. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; and hence, actual entrance; as, he gained admittance into the church.

3. Concession; admission; allowance; as the admittance of an argument. [Not used.]

4. Shakespeare uses the word for the custom or prerogative of being admitted; 'Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, of great admittance': but the license is unwarrantable.