Definition of received
: generally accepted : common a healthy skepticism about received explanations — B. K. Lewalski
Examples of received in a Sentence
What was radical thinking in times past has become received wisdom today.
traditionally the received opinion was that, in the event of a divorce, the mother should get custody of the children
Recent Examples of received from the Web
The children, a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old, received emergency treatment but both later died due to their injuries.
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During 2015, 25 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 received abortions in Indiana, and another 219 girls between 15 and 17 also ended their pregnancies, according to a report from the Indiana State Department of Health.
Received hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches requesting for Mr. Cosby to speak to young men and women about the judicial system.
The couple met in 2007 while students at Cornell Law School, and began dating in 2011, after both had received law degrees and started their careers.
Victims of Bernard Madoff's huge Ponzi scheme have so far received no repayments from the company the Department of Justice tapped to distribute $4 billion recovered from the notorious fraud.
This is the constant and received teaching of the Church.
Or not their thinking, exactly, but their attempts to disrupt the received ideas about any number of things, including race and what constitutes a society.
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Definition of received for English Language Learners
: widely accepted
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