Thesaurus / acceptation

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Some question might also be made, whether the word "lately" was not intended to limit this acceptation of English law.
Thus it happened that he became neither musician nor poet; if we use this latter term in its every—day acceptation.
In quite a short time he became a polished gentleman, in the sixteenth-century acceptation of that term.
RUBENSSAMUEL LEVY BENSUSAN
Yet it is not unlikely that Nebuchadnezzar used the phrase in this acceptation in ii.
To us the performance was an execution in the Tyburn acceptation of the word.
He has property; that is, in its second acceptation, the right of domain.
WHAT IS PROPERTY?P. J. PROUDHON
The world's great men, according to the acceptation of the term, have not always been great scholars.
GENIUS IN SUNSHINE AND SHADOWMATURIN MURRAY BALLOU
My first letter of to-day replies to what you say about the acceptation of trials and the destruction of idols.
It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.
FAMILIAR QUOTATIONSJOHN BARTLETT
It is found in this acceptation among the antient Celt, and Germans, as we learn from Cluverius.

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