Quittance definition

kwĭtns
Payment of a debt or obligation.
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Release or discharge from debt or obligation.
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A document or receipt certifying such release.
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Recompense; repayment; reprisal.
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Discharge from a debt or obligation.
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A document certifying this; receipt.
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A discharge from a debt or obligation; a document that shows this discharge.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quittance
Plural:
quittances

Origin of quittance

  • Middle English quitance from Old French from quiter to free quit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English quitaunce, Old French quitance, French quittance

    From Wiktionary