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- simple past tense and past participle of
received (not comparable) the received (knowledge, wisdom, opinion, story, information)
- Generally accepted as correct or true
- (by implication) Unchallenged axioms
- "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.
Most common English words before 1923: dear · high · above · #298: received · read · together · already