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

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 1 Oct. 2022.

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