the caliber of becoming acceptable acceptableness
- satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved requirements
- The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.
1660s, from Late Latin acceptabilitas, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance" (see appropriate).
(letter.) The grade of becoming acceptable; acceptableness.
All his past career and utterances seemed to indicate that he would favour the harshest measures toward exConfederates, hence his acceptability to the most radical republicans.