noun ac·cep·ti·la·tion \(ˌ)akˌseptəˈlāshən\

Definition of acceptilation



  1. 1 Roman or civil law :  a formal verbal acknowledgment by a creditor or other obligee that a claim has been satisfied with or without payment

  2. 2 [Medieval Latin acceptilation-, acceptilatio, from Latin] in the theology of Duns Scotus :  the act of God by which the merit of Jesus Christ was accepted as sufficient for the salvation of humankind

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Origin and Etymology of acceptilation

Latin acceptilation-, acceptilatio, from accepti lation-, latio, literally, bringing the receipt, from accepti (genitive of acceptum receipt, from neuter of acceptus, past participle of accipere to accept) + lation-, latio act of bringing, from latus (suppletive past participle of ferre to bear) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at accept, bear, tolerate

First Known Use: circa 1538

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to cast off or become cast off

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