pre acceptance



1565–75; accept + -ance

nonacceptance, noun
preacceptance, noun
proacceptance, adjective
reacceptance, noun
self-acceptance, noun
unacceptance, noun Unabridged
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acceptance (əkˈsɛptəns)
1.  the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable
2.  favourable reception; approval
3.  (often foll by of) belief (in) or assent (to)
4.  commerce
 a.  a formal agreement by a debtor to pay a draft, bill, etc
 b.  Compare bank acceptance the document so accepted
5.  (Austral), (NZ) (plural) a list of horses accepted as starters in a race
6.  contract law words or conduct by which a person signifies his assent to the terms and conditions of an offer or agreement

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from Fr. acceptance, from accepter (see accept).
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