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The act of admitting. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception. Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument. Admissibility.


 - (Eng. Law) Under English Law the act of giving possession of a copyhold estate, as livery of seisin is of a freehold; it is of three kinds, namely upon a voluntary grant by the lord upon a surrender by the former tenant and upon descent. 


Syn. - Admission; access; entrance; initiation. - Admittance, Admission. These words are, to some extent, in a state of transition and change. Admittance is now chiefly confined to its primary sense of access into some locality or building. Thus we see on the doors of factories, shops, etc. 'No admittance.' Its secondary or moral sense, as 'admittance to the church,' is almost entirely laid aside. Admission has taken to itself the secondary or figurative senses; as, admission to the rights of citizenship; admission to the church; the admissions made by one of the parties in a dispute. And even when used in its primary sense, it is not identical with admittance. Thus, we speak of admission into a country, territory, and ...

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