from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective obsolete Generally or popularly admitted or received.
  • noun obsolete That which is received.

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

  • noun obsolete That which is received.


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  • a. accepted as fact but unproved

    December 9, 2007