acceptance
I noun accedence, acceptio, accession, accordance, acknowledgment, acquiescence, adoption, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, assurance, compliance, comprobatio, concordance, consent, endorsement, ratification, receipt, receptiveness, resignation, sanction, tolerance, toleration associated concepts: acceptance by a grantee to a deed, acceptance by conduct, acceptance in a sale, acceptance of a bill of exchange, acceptance of a bribe, acceptance of a check, acceptance of a contract, acceptance of a draft, acceptance of a gift by a donee, acceptance of an insurance application, acceptance of an offer, acceptance of an order, acceptance of benefits, acceptance of employment, acceptance of goods, acceptance of risk, blank acceptance, conditional acceptance, constructive acceptance, conversion by acceptance, implied acceptance foreign phrases:
- Cum in corpore dissentitur, apparet nullam esse acceptionem. — When there is a disagreement in the substance of a thing, it appears that there is no acceptance
II index acquiescence, acquisition, affirmance (judicial sanction), approval, assent, assumption (adoption), charter (sanction), compliance, concession (compromise), confirmation, consent, credence, faith, indorsement, lenience, ratification, receipt (act of receiving), recognition, reliance, sanction (permission), subscription, understanding (tolerance)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


acceptance
n.
In contract law, voluntarily consenting to an offer, which then creates a binding contract.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


acceptance
1. (of a bill of exchange) the acknowledgement by the person on whom the bill is drawn (the drawee) that he will accept the order of the person who drew it (the drawer). An acceptance must be written on the bill and be signed by the drawee. An acceptance is either general or qualified. In the case of a general acceptance, the assent is without qualification to the order of the drawer. A qualified acceptance in express terms varies the effect of the bill as drawn.
2. (of service) procedure in both England and Scotland by which a solicitor can legally take the proceedings served on his client, avoiding the cost involved in having it done otherwise.
3. (of a contract offer) an acceptance is an unqualified assent to the terms of an offerer (the original person making the offer). If qualifications are made, the so-called acceptance becomes a counter-offer that itself would have to be accepted by the original offer: Hyde v. Wrench (1840) 49 ER 132. Difficulties arise in many cases; See postal acceptance rule, battle of the forms.
The general rule is that the acceptance must be communicated to the offerer: Entores v . Miles Far East Corporation [1955] 2 QB 327. Conduct may imply acceptance: Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. [1893] 1 QB 256. It is not possible to stipulate silence as a way of acceptance: Felthouse v . Bindley (1863) 1 New Rep. 401.
4. (of goods) in the law of sale, in terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as amended by the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994, the buyer has not accepted goods until he has had his limited right to examine them. This negative formulation is important because, once accepted, there can be no rejection. Where goods are delivered to the buyer, and he has not previously examined them, he is not deemed to have accepted them until he has had a reasonable opportunity of examining them for the purpose of ascertaining whether they are in conformity with the contract. Such an opportunity must be granted on request. The Act sets down various ways in which acceptance can take place or be deemed to take place. The buyer is deemed to have accepted the goods:
(i) when he intimates to the seller that he has accepted them so long as there has been a reasonable opportunity to examine the goods; or
(ii) when the goods have been delivered to him and he does any act to relation to them that is inconsistent with the ownership of the seller (but not where the seller repairs or because of a subsale); or
(iii) when, after the lapse of a reasonable time (which includes at least the time for a reasonable opportunity to inspect the goods), he retains the goods without intimating to the seller that he is rejecting them. A consumer cannot lose the right to reject by agreement waiver or otherwise.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


acceptance
Agreeing to the terms of an offer, thereby creating a contract. Compare: counteroffer
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Self-Employed Consultants & Contractors

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


acceptance
1 n. The act of voluntarily agreeing, expressly or by implication, to the terms of an offer, thereby creating a contract. However, if the act modifies or adds to the terms of the offer, it is not an acceptance, but a counteroffer.
See also offer.
2 v. To accept delivery of property or to otherwise agree, expressly or by implication, to become its owner, either in exchange for the performance of a contractual obligation or the completion of an inter vivos gift.
See also contract, gift.
3 n. The receipt of a check or other negotiable instrument by a bank or another drawee.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


acceptance
An express act or implication by conduct that manifests assent to the terms of an offer in a manner invited or required by the offer so that a binding contract is formed. The exercise of power conferred by an offer by performance of some act. The act of a person to whom something is offered or tendered by another, whereby the offeree demonstrates through an act invited by the offer an intention of retaining the subject of the offer.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


acceptance
I
An express act or implication by conduct that manifests assent to the terms of an offer in a manner invited or required by the offer so that a binding contract is formed. The exercise of power conferred by an offer by performance of some act. The act of a person to whom something is offered or tendered by another, whereby the offeree demonstrates through an act invited by the offer an intention of retaining the subject of the offer.
II The taking and receiving of anything in good faith with the intention of retaining it.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

acceptance
n.
   1) receiving something from another with the intent to keep it, and showing that this was based on a previous agreement.
   2) agreeing verbally or in writing to the terms of a contract, which is one of the requirements to show there was a contract (an offer and an acceptance of that offer). A written offer can be accepted only in writing.
   3) receiving goods with the intention of paying for them if a sale has been agreed to.
   4) agreement to pay a bill of exchange, which can be an "absolute acceptance" (to pay as the bill is written) or "conditional acceptance" (to pay only when some condition actually occurs such as the shipment or delivery of certain goods). "Acceptance" is most often used in the factual determination of whether a contract was entered into.
   See also: contract, offer

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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