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Admittance

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Licence. Shakespeare says. “Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, of great admittance”—i.e., to whom great freedom is allowed (Merry Wives, ii. 2). The allusion is to an obsolete custom called admission, by which a prince avowed another prince to be under his protection. Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, was the “admittant” of the Emperor Napoleon III.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Adissechen
Adjective Colours
Adjourn
Adjournment of the House
Admirable (The)
Admirable Crichton (The)
Admirable Doctor (Doctor admirdbilis)
Admiral
Admiral of the Blue
Admiral of the Red
Admittance
Admonitionists or Admonitioners
Adolpha
Adonai
Adonais
Adonies
Adonis
Adonis of 50
Adonis Flower (The)
Adonis Garden
Adonis River