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  • n. That which is received.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Generally or popularly admitted or received.
  • n. That which is received.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Commonly received or accepted but not proved; uncertain.
  • n. A collection of receipts.
  • n. A thing commonly received but not proved; an assumption; a postulate.

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  • a. accepted as fact but unproved

    December 9, 2007