from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of taking; reception.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of taking; reception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of taking upon one's self, or undertaking.


Latin susceptio: compare French susception. See susceptible. (Wiktionary)


  • A primary objective of my project is to neglect the singular ideal in favor of a notion of materiality enriched through understanding of natural dynamics (i.e., susception, transduction, and response).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Christ hath laid upon me by virtue of my call to my office, and my susception of it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Such was the susception of the human nature by the Son, and all that he did therein; and such was the condescension of the Holy


  • Secondly, Unspeakable love accompanieth the susception and discharge of this office, and that working by tenderness and compassion.


  • It is, therefore, of concernment unto us to secure this ground of all our consolation, in the full assurance of faith that there was infinite love in the susception of this office by the Holy Ghost.


  • All these are required unto an office properly so called; and where they are complied withal by a voluntary susception in the person designed thereunto, an office is completely constituted.


  • An authoritative imposition of the office of Mediator, which Christ closed withal by his voluntary susception of it, willingly undergoing the office, wherein by dispensation the Father had and exercised a kind of superiority, which the Son, though “in the form of God,” humbled himself unto, Phil. ii.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • How glorious, then, is the condescension of the Son of God in his susception of the office of mediation!

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • It did not befall him by lot or chance; -- it was not imposed on him against his will; -- it belonged not unto him by any necessity of nature or condition, he stood not in need of it; -- it was no addition unto him; but of his own mind and accord he graciously condescended unto the susception and discharge of it.

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • Wherefore, the susception of our nature for the discharge of the office of mediation therein was an infinite condescension in the Son of God, wherein he is exceedingly glorious in the eyes of believers.

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ


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