Definition for AD-MIT'TANCE


  1. The act of admitting; allowance. More usually,
  2. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; and hence, actual entrance; as, he gained admittance into the church.
  3. Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument. [Not used.]
  4. Shakspeare uses the word for the custom or prerogative of being admitted; "Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, of great admittance:" but the license is unwarrantable.

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