ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: acceptation

acceptation (ăk′sĕp-tā′shən), noun

1. The usual or generally recognized meaning of a word or phrase.
2. Acceptance; favorable reception; approval.

This word was new to me; I ran across it in a document at work.
The author actually meant 'exception' - which completely changed the meaning of the sentence.

A Google search implies the word is more common in religious analyses.

Etymology:  same as 'accept'; from Latin acceptare, take or receive willingly.
Tags: a, latin, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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