acceptilation

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin acceptilatio entry of a debt collected, acquittance, from past participle of accipere (compare accept) + latio a carrying, from latus, past participle of ferre to carry: (also in French)

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acceptilation (plural acceptilations)

  1. (civil law) Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission.
  2. (theology) The doctrine that the satisfaction rendered by Christ was not in itself really a true or full equivalent, but was merely accepted by God, through his gracious good-will, as sufficient — laid down by Duns Scotus, and maintained by the Arminians.

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