"The old saying goes that we should not judge a man until we have walked a mile in his shoes. As with so much received wisdom - from judging books by their covers to the relative exchange rate for birds in hands and bushes - this is of course rubbish." Robin Wilkinson. Western Mail, Oct 30 2012.
An example of received is the opinion that the 9/11 attacks on the United States were a terrorist act being accepted as truth.