the act of ; acceptance.
a willingness to or receive; receptiveness.
You know I have no fresh first devotion to offer you, I have not even a heart swept and garnished for your acceptancy.
Miss Hildreth, Volume 2 of 3 Augusta de Grasse Stevens
willingly or readily or receiving; receptive. Historical Examples Where there is either no intrinsic value, or no acceptant capacity, there is no effectual value; that is to say, no wealth. Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy John Ruskin He awoke in the morning, acceptant of what he had done in the night. […]
the usual or meaning of a word, phrase, etc. favorable regard; approval. belief; acceptance as true or valid. Historical Examples He became a saint—an ascetic in the seventeenth-century acceptation of the word. Southern Spain A.F. Calvert In its common, or generally received, acceptation, it implies two things. The Politician Out-Witted Samuel Low It is also, […]
- Accepted masons
See under (def 2b). a member of a widely distributed secret order (Free and Accepted Masons) having for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members. (lowercase) History/Historical. one of a class of skilled stoneworkers of the Middle Ages, possessing secret signs and passwords. a member of a society composed […]
generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory. to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology. to respond or answer […]