from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Acceptation.
  • noun The act of favoring unequally; preference.

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

  • noun obsolete Acceptation; the received meaning.
  • noun (Eccl.), [Obs.] favoritism; partiality.

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

  • noun obsolete acceptation; the received meaning.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Derivative of accept. From Latin acceptio (a receiving), accepting; compare with French acception.


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  • September 16th, 2009 2: 48 pm ET spelling error: in my blog, the word acception should have been exception.

    Too Often, We’re Mute On Race 2009

  • Some of us were paying attention and with the acception of the financial crisis which would be much worse with mccain, he is doing exactly what he said in the campaign.

    Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if Obama is a socialist 2009

  • I recently read a novel that used “acception” instead of “exception” (i.e. … was the ‘acception’ to the rule.).

    I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think it Means… « A Fly in Amber 2008

  • I can not image a world where another Hitler is unleashed, but this time one that is American in origin and with the distinction that it has the capability to destroy the world 100 times over with a nuclear arnesal unrivaled with acception of a few nations.

    McCain Finally Rejects Hagee's Support -- And Makes It All About Obama And Wright 2009

  • With the acception of health and family there is no reason for any author to make his reades wait 5 years for a new installment.

    A Defence of Dragons, Part 1 Adam Whitehead 2009

  • The HW division in the UFC is pretty weak sauce right now with the acception of some young up and comers like Brock,Carwin , and Velasquez.

    Couture vs. Lesnar: Why It Was Signed « the j. botter weblog 2008

  • My question is this: If my kids who are born in Miami decide to become fans of the teams that I root for, because they want to follow the footsteps of there dad, could that be another acception to the rule?

    Girsch's Law of Sports Fandom « Lean Left 2007

  • Sorkin seems more the acception to the rule then the rule - those like him are in a different category.

    "What's With the Writers' Strike?" Steve Hulett 2007

  • There could be one printing, and it's trade, and the story took a year to write and something like 6 months to ink and color, and thus every page is lush, perfectly paced, and it's as if Watchmen is suddenly the standard, not the acception, to the industry.

    The Flip Test David Campbell 2007

  • The laws of nature are immutable and eternal; for injustice, ingratitude, arrogance, pride, iniquity, acception of persons, and the rest can never be made lawful.

    Leviathan 2007


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