1. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable. [Obs.]
This is saying worthy of all acceptation. --1 Tim. i. 15.
Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great dignity and acceptation with God. --Hooker.
2. The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
My words, in common acceptation,
Could never give this provocation. --Gay.
n 1: acceptance as true or valid
2: the accepted meaning of a word [syn: word meaning, word
3: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;
"its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide
acceptance" [syn: adoption, acceptance, espousal]