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That allows or effects entrance; tending to admit; characterized by admitting.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fuller (1607/8–1661), Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin admissivus admissible, already in classical Latin (as admissīvus) in sense ‘that gives a favourable omen’, of birds used in soothsaying (recorded in an 8th-cent. epitome of a 2nd-cent. grammarian) from classical Latin admiss-, past participial stem of admittere + -īvus.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.