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Definition of Acceptor

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one who accepts or receives
Acceptor Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
a hawk.
Acceptor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
  
(n.)
One who accepts
  
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acceptor
\ac*cept"or\ (#; 277), n. [l.] one who accepts; specifically (law & com.), one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
(hypernym) compound, chemical compound
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
(hypernym) drawee
Acceptor Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BASSAM Trade, Real Estate, Mortgage, Fund,Invest, Insurance,& Tax,Terms/abbreviations/defin.
A person or persons who have agreed to accept certain terms and conditions as set forth in a draft or final document.
Acceptor Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
group three elements in the periodic table such as boron, B, aluminum, Al, gallium, Ga, or indium, In, have one less  electron in the outer most energy level than  silicon, Si. When these atoms are introduced into silicon, an  impurity level is created near the  valence band. At zero degrees kelvin the  impurity level is empty, at room temperature sufficient energy is available to excite electrons from the valence band into the impurity level. Because these Elements introduce impurity levels that accept electrons, they are referred to as acceptors. See also donor.
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Acceptor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Acceptor may refer to:
  • Acceptor (accounting), the addressee of a bill of exchange
  • In the Indian Contract Act of 1872, the acceptor is the person to whom a proposal is made, and who has communicated his or her acceptance of the said proposal
  • Electron acceptor, in chemistry an atom or compound to which electrons are donated during the formation of a coordinate covalent bond
  • Acceptor (semiconductors)
  • Acceptor, in sequential logic a type of finite state machine

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Acceptor Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Contracts. The person who agrees to pay a bill of exchange drawn upon him. There cannot be two separate acceptors of a bill of exchange, e. g. an acceptance by the drawee, and another for the honor of some party to the bill.

The acceptor of a bill is the principal debtor, and the drawer the surety. He is bound, though he accepted without consideration, and for the sole accommodation of the drawer. By his acceptance he admits the drawer's handwriting, for, before acceptance it was incumbent upon him to inquire into the genuineness of the drawer's handwriting. When once made, the obligation of the acceptor is irrevocable.

The liability of the acceptor cannot in general be released or discharged, otherwise than by payment, or by express release or waiver, or by the act of limitations. What amounts to a waiver and discharge of the acceptor's liability, must depend on the circumstances of each particular case.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Acceptor Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The party that signs a draft or obligation, thereby agreeing to pay the stated sum at maturity.