the received (knowledge, wisdom, opinion, story, information)

  1. Generally accepted as correct or true
  2. (by implication) Unchallenged axioms
    "The old saying goes that we should not judge a man until we have walked a mile in his shoes. As with so much received wisdom – from judging books by their covers to the relative exchange rate for birds in hands and bushes – this is of course rubbish." Robin Wilkinson. Western Mail, Oct 30 2012.

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