acception

Acception

Ac*cep"tion\, n. [L. acceptio a receiving, accepting: cf. F. acception.] Acceptation; the received meaning. [Obs.]

Here the word "baron" is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath confined it. --Fuller.

Acception of persons or faces (Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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