Received Standard


Definition of Received Standard

: a traditionally prestigious form of English spoken at the English public schools, at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and by many educated British people elsewhere

First Known Use of Received Standard

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Received Standard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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