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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acceptance  \Ac*cept"ance\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  accepting;  a  receiving  what  is  offered,  with 
  approbation,  satisfaction,  or  acquiescence;  esp., 
  favorable  reception;  approval;  as  the  acceptance  of  a 
  gift,  office,  doctrine,  etc 
 
  They  shall  come  up  with  acceptance  on  mine  altar. 
  --Isa.  lx  7. 
 
  2.  State  of  being  accepted;  acceptableness.  ``Makes  it 
  assured  of  acceptance.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Com.) 
  a  An  assent  and  engagement  by  the  person  on  whom  a  bill 
  of  exchange  is  drawn,  to  pay  it  when  due  according  to 
  the  terms  of  the  acceptance. 
  b  The  bill  itself  when  accepted. 
 
  4.  An  agreeing  to  terms  or  proposals  by  which  a  bargain  is 
  concluded  and  the  parties  are  bound;  the  reception  or 
  taking  of  a  thing  bought  as  that  for  which  it  was  bought, 
  or  as  that  agreed  to  be  delivered,  or  the  taking 
  possession  as  owner. 
 
  5.  (Law)  An  agreeing  to  the  action  of  another,  by  some  act 
  which  binds  the  person  in  law. 
 
  Note:  What  acts  shall  amount  to  such  an  acceptance  is  often  a 
  question  of  great  nicety  and  difficulty.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acceptance 
  n  1:  the  mental  attitude  that  something  is  believable  and  should 
  be  accepted  as  true;  "he  gave  credence  to  the  gossip"; 
  "acceptance  of  Newtonian  mechanics  was  unquestioned  for 
  200  years"  [syn:  {credence}] 
  2:  the  act  of  accepting  with  approval;  favorable  reception; 
  "its  adoption  by  society";  "the  proposal  found  wide 
  acceptance"  [syn:  {adoption}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  acceptable  and  accepted;  "torn  jeans 
  received  no  acceptance  at  the  country  club"  [ant:  {rejection}] 
  4:  in  contract  law:  words  signifying  consent  to  the  terms  of  an 
  offer  (thereby  creating  a  contract) 
  5:  banking:  a  time  draft  drawn  on  and  accepted  by  a  bank  [syn: 
  {banker's  acceptance}] 
  6:  a  disposition  to  tolerate  or  accept  people  or  situations 
  [syn:  {toleration},  {sufferance}] 
  7:  the  act  of  taking  something  that  is  offered;  "her  acceptance 
  of  the  gift  encouraged  him";  "he  anticipated  their 
  acceptance  of  his  offer" 




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