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admission

EnglishEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

EtymologyEdit

Latin admissio; compare French admission. See admit.

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admission (plural admissions)

  1. The act or practice of admitting.
    • 2012, Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby (in The Guardian, 3 December 2012)[1]
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have ended months of intense speculation by announcing they are expecting their first child, but were forced to share their news earlier than hoped because of the Duchess's admission to hospital on Monday.
  2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
  3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
  4. (law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.
  5. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence
  6. (UK, ecclesiastical law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.
  7. The cost or fee associated with attendance or entry.
    There is no way he has seen that show, the admission is more than he makes in a week.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin admissio.

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admission f (plural admissions)

  1. admission (act of admitting; state of being admitted)

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