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received

adjective

Simple Definition of received

  • : widely accepted

Full Definition of received

  1. :  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>



15th Century

First Known Use of received

15th century



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