- discharge from a debt or obligation
- a document certifying this; receipt
- recompense; repayment; reprisal
Origin of quittanceMiddle English quitance ; from Old French ; from quiter: see quit
- a. Release or discharge from debt or obligation.b. A document or receipt certifying such release.
- Payment of a debt or obligation.
Origin of quittanceMiddle English quitance, from Old French, from quiter, to free; see quit .
Middle English quitaunce, Old French quitance, French quittance