ad·mit vb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting
1: to concede as true or valid: make an admission of
2: to allow to be entered or offered
admitted the document into evidence
admit a will to probate
vi: to make acknowledgment
— used with to
admit s to the murder

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (concede) verb accede, accept, acknowledge, acquiesce, affirm, agree, assent, concedere, concur, confess, confirm, declare, disclose, divulge, enlighten, expose, fateri, grant, recognize, relate, reveal, unmask, unveil associated concepts: admit fault, admit in a reply, admit in an answer, admit liability, admit to probate II (give access) verb adeundi copiam, admittere, allow entrance, create an opening, give right of entry to, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, institute, invest, open a passage, open a path, open a road, open a route, open an entryway, open an inlet, recipere, throw open, vest, yield passage to associated concepts: admit to bail, admit to practice III index accede (concede), acknowledge (declare), acknowledge (verify), adopt, authorize, avow, bare, bear (adduce), betray (disclose), certify (approve), confess, disclose, grant (concede), induct, initiate, instate, profess (avow), receive (permit to enter), recognize (acknowledge), reveal, vouchsafe, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To allow in; to accept as evidence
(2) To acknowledge that something is true; to confess to a crime.

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

To state something is true.
1) In civil cases, the defendants will admit or deny each allegation in their answers filed with the court. When the defendant admits an allegation, that claim need not be proved in trial.
2) In criminal law, to agree that a fact is true or to confess guilt.
3) To allow something to come in as evidence in a trial, as when the judge rules, "Exhiibit D, plaintiff's letter, is admitted into evidence."
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

   1) to state something is true in answering a complaint filed in a lawsuit. The defendant will admit or deny each allegation in his or her answer filed with the court. If he or she agrees and states that he/she did what he/she is accused of, then the allegation need not be proved in trial.
   2) in criminal law, to agree a fact is true or confess guilt.
   3) to allow as evidence in a trial, as the judge says: "Exhibit D, the letter, is admitted."
   See also: admission, evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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