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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of accepting.
  • noun The state of being accepted or acceptable.
  • noun Favorable reception; approval.
  • noun Belief in something; agreement.
  • noun A formal indication by a debtor of willingness to pay a draft or bill of exchange.
  • noun An instrument so accepted, especially a bankers' acceptance.
  • noun Law The demonstration of agreement with the terms and conditions of another's offer so that the offer becomes a contract between the two parties.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Acceptableness; the quality of being acceptable.
  • noun The act of accepting, or the fact of being accepted.
  • noun A bill of exchange that has been accepted, or the sum contained in it.
  • noun The sense in which a word or expression is understood; signification; meaning; acceptation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval
  • noun State of being accepted; acceptableness.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The bill itself when accepted.
  • noun 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.
  • noun (Law) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
  • noun is an engagement to pay it according to the terms. This engagement is usually made by writing the word “accepted” across the face of the bill.
  • noun under the statute of frauds, is an intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of the transaction.
  • noun obsolete Meaning; acceptation.
  • noun partiality, favoritism. See under Accept.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval
  • noun Belief in something; agreement; assent.
  • noun State of being accepted.
  • noun business, finance 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.
  • noun business, finance The bill of exchange itself when accepted.
  • noun 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.
  • noun law An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
  • noun US, government The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.
  • noun The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.
  • noun Australia, New Zealand A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being acceptable and accepted
  • noun (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
  • noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
  • noun banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
  • noun a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  • noun the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
  • noun the act of taking something that is offered

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