plural noun

re·​spon·​sions ri-ˈspän(t)-shənz How to pronounce responsions (audio)
: an examination formerly required for matriculation as an undergraduate at Oxford

Word History


Middle English responcioun response, sum to be paid, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French responsion, from Medieval Latin responsion-, responsio, from Latin, answer, from respondēre

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of responsions was in 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Responsions.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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