admission[ad mis̸h′ən, əd-]
- The definition of admission is the permission to enter something or somewhere.
A ticket for a movie is an example of admission.
This ticket provides admission to a movie.
- an admitting or being admitted; entrance
- the right to enter; access
- a fee paid for the right to enter; entrance fee
- a conceding, or granting of the truth, of something
- an acknowledging of, or confessing to, some crime, fault, etc.
- a thing conceded, acknowledged, or confessed
Origin of admissionMiddle English ; from Classical Latin admissio ; from admissus, past participle of admittere, admit
- a. The act of admitting or allowing to enter: The admission of new students occurs in the spring.b. The right to enter or be accepted: The ticket grants admission to the show.c. The price required or paid for entering; an entrance fee.d. The people admitted, as to an institution: Hospital admissions rose last month.
- a. A disclosure or confession, as of having made a mistake or done something wrong.b. A voluntary acknowledgment of a fact or truth; a concession: By his own admission the project was underfunded.c. Law A statement against one's personal interests that can be used as evidence in a law case.
Origin of admissionMiddle English, from Latin admissiō, admissiōn-, from admissus, past participle of admittere, to admit; see admit.
- The act or practice of admitting.
- Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
- The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
- (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.
- A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence
- (UK, ecclesiastical 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.
- The cost or fee associated with attendance or entry.
- There is no way he has seen that show, the admission is more than he makes in a week.
admission - Legal Definition
- Any act, assertion, or statement made by a party to an action that is offered as evidence against that party by the opponent.
- A defendant’s failure to deny, or his voluntary acknowledgment of the truth, of an allegation in a complaint, counterclaim, or request for admissions.
- The acceptance by a judge of evidence for consideration by himself or the jury when determining the merits of the action.
- The granting or obtaining of a license from a state or an established licensing authority, such as a state bar association, or permission from a court, to practice law in that state or before that court. See also admission pro hoc vice.