early 15c., "acceptance, reception, approval," from Latin admissionem (nominative admissio) "a letting in," noun of action from past participle stem of admittere (see admit). Meaning "an acknowledging" is from 1530s. Sense of "a literal act of letting in" is from 1620s. As short for admission price, by 1792.
1. By his own admission, he evaded taxes as a Florida real-estate speculator.
2. Open daily; admission £1.10 with concessions for children and OAPs.
3. Were you just trying to trap her into making some admission?
4. She wanted some admission of guilt from her father.
5. The nurses at the admission desk asked her for particulars.