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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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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