Admission
Admission Ad*mis"sion, n. [L. admissio: cf. F. admission. See {Admit}.] 1. The act or practice of admitting. [1913 Webster]

2. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach. [1913 Webster]

What numbers groan for sad admission there! --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something ?serted; acknowledgment; concession. [1913 Webster]

The too easy admission of doctrines. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry. [1913 Webster]

5. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence. [1913 Webster]

6. (Eng. Eccl. Law) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Admittance; concession; acknowledgment; concurrence; allowance. See {Admittance}. [1913 Webster]


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