received

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received

adjective

: widely accepted

Full Definition of RECEIVED

:  generally accepted :  common <a healthy skepticism about received explanations — B. K. Lewalski>

Examples of RECEIVED

  1. What was radical thinking in times past has become received wisdom today.
  2. <traditionally the received opinion was that, in the event of a divorce, the mother should get custody of the children>

First Known Use of RECEIVED

15th century

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