quittance definition by Webster's New World
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- discharge from a debt or obligation
- a document certifying this; receipt
- recompense; repayment; reprisal
Origin: Middle English quitance ; from Old French ; from quiter: see quit
quittance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Release from a debt, an obligation, or a penalty.b. A document or receipt certifying such release.
- Something given as requital or recompense; a repayment.
Origin: Middle English quitance, from Old French, from quiter, to free; see quit .