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received

[ri-seevd] /rɪˈsivd/
adjective
1.
generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard:
a received moral idea.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see receive, -ed2
Related forms
well-received, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well received

received

/rɪˈsiːvd/
adjective
1.
generally accepted or believed: received wisdom
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Word Origin and History for well received

received

adj.

"generally accepted as true or good," mid-15c., past participle adjective from receive. Thomas Browne called such notions receptaries (1646).

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