An example of receipt is when someone hands you a box of chocolates and you take it.
An example of receipt is a paper you get at the supermarket listing your groceries and what you paid for them.
Origin of receipt
- Middle English receite from Old North French from Medieval Latin recepta medical prescription, money received from Latin feminine past participle of recipere to receive receive
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since c.1386 as "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from Anglo-Norman or Old Northern French receite "receipt, recipe" (1304), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Old French receptus, past participle of recipere, itself from re- 'back' + cipere (an alteration of capere 'to take')