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v. 1) to state something is true in answering a complaint filed in a lawsuit the defendant will admit or deny each allegation in his or her answer filed with the court. If he or she agrees and states that he/she did what he/she is accused of, then the allegation need not be proved in trial. 2) in criminal law, to agree a fact is true or confess guilt. 3) to allow as evidence in a trial, as the judge says: "Exhiibit D, the letter, is admitted." (See: admission, evidence)

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It is not clear if hospitals are admitting patients in an attempt to meet targets, as patients may have needed to spend time in casualty being assessed before a decision to admit can be made.
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