ac·​cep·​ti·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)akˌseptəˈlāshən \
plural -s

Definition of acceptilation

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 [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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First Known Use of acceptilation

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Acceptilation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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