Ad*mis"sion (#), n. [L. admissio: cf. F. admission. See Admit.]

1.

The act or practice of admitting.

2.

Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.

What numbers groan for sad admission there! Young.

3.

The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something serted; acknowledgment; concession.

The too easy admission of doctrines. Macaulay.

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.

5.

A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence.

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.

Syn. -- Admittance; concession; acknowledgment; concurrence; allowance. See Admittance.

 

© Webster 1913.

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