Admission



the act of allowing to enter; entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles:
the admission of aliens into a country.
right or permission to enter:
granting admission to the rare books room.
the price paid for entrance, as to a theater or ball park.
an act or condition of being received or accepted in a position, profession, occupation, or office; appointment:
admission to the bar.
confession of a charge, an error, or a crime; acknowledgment:
His admission of the theft solved the mystery.
an acknowledgment of the truth of something.
a point or statement ; concession.
Contemporary Examples

Yet by his own admission, he is not quite the high-society insider.
The Mastermind Behind the U.K.’s Smash William Underhill September 17, 2011

Is Lost an admission of Abrams fear of flying or perhaps about his more general phobias of abandonment and isolation?
Film-Inspired Cocktails: Super 8 Brody Brown June 9, 2011

And Timberlake, by his own admission, seems to be channeling a certain Rat Packer when it comes to his new look.
Justin Timberlake Tops Charts, Does Tequila Shots, Wins Our—and Jon Hamm’s—Hearts Marlow Stern March 24, 2013

By his own admission in court, he didn’t even conduct proper due diligence on EMI’s finances before submitting his offer.
A Storied Record Label Hits the Skids Peter Lauria October 30, 2010

Several neighbors confirmed Laura Bush’s admission that she never discussed the accident with friends.
Behind Laura Bush’s Car Crash A. L. Bardach May 1, 2010

Historical Examples

Does not the soul leap at her admission to confer with superior powers?
The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat

After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.
Biographical Sketches Nathaniel Hawthorne

A very considerable fee is demanded for admission to membership.
Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau

No, he could not—which admission did not lessen the glow on his cheek.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

The inner apartments are covered with domes, having a number of small round glazed apertures for the admission of light.
Arabian Society In The Middle Ages Edward William Lane

noun
permission to enter or the right, authority, etc, to enter
the price charged for entrance
acceptance for a position, office, etc
a confession, as of a crime, mistake, etc
an acknowledgment of the truth or validity of something
n.

early 15c., “acceptance, reception, approval,” from Latin admissionem (nominative admissio) “a letting in,” noun of action from past participle stem of admittere (see admit). Meaning “an acknowledging” is from 1530s. Sense of “a literal act of letting in” is from 1620s. As short for admission price, by 1792.

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