Could someone suggest a good word to use in the sentence given below? It is for use in a legal operational protocol manual and should fit within context. I'm currently using "accepted", due to a lack of terminology. What I'm trying to say, is that something is automatically accepted. Before criticizing my word usage or syntax, please know that English isn't my language of choice.

The revision information at the bottom of the list below is accepted as the latest review.

Any suggestions are welcome.


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    Why isn't accepted acceptable? And what do you mean by automatically accepted? – bib Jan 5 '14 at 17:55
  • I doesn't sound right to me. I could be wrong. See, what I mean with automatically accepted, is that if someone uses the manual, they have no choice whether they want to accept it or not, it simply is how it is. It's like a self-activated clause. Hope you understand what I'm trying to say? – Johan Brink Jan 5 '14 at 18:26
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    What's a "legal operational protocol manual"? – Dogweather Jan 5 '14 at 18:36
  • We're busy with a community emergency and disaster relief organization, and we have various "protocols" (plans of execution) that is activated by our councilors. We also have volunteers that should be directed on what to do, when and where. Thus the term, legal operational protocol manual. – Johan Brink Jan 5 '14 at 19:18
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    @Johan: I think the problem with this question is you haven't actually specified what you mean by the word "accepted". It's hardly a clarification to say that you mean "automatically accepted" - in fact, I just find that confusing. If the "manual" actually includes "revision information" identifying the "latest review", does that imply the manual is an online (as opposed to paper), dynamically-updated document? Is it logically possible for a later review to exist, but not (yet) be "accepted", for example? – FumbleFingers Jan 5 '14 at 20:05

Consider incorporated

combined into one body or unit; united

I would also consider changing the phrasing to

The revision information at the bottom of the list below is incorporated into the latest version.


You may use acknowledge - accept as legally binding and valid. Please check



Here is the relevant meaning from the google dictionary.

admissible (adjective)

acceptable or valid, especially as evidence in a court of law.

"the tape recording was admissible as evidence"


You may mean stipulated, but if you are looking for a word that is important in a legal context, you should really consult a lawyer.

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