- the act of acquitting.
- the discharge of a debt or obligation.
- a document or receipt as evidence of the discharge of a debt or obligation.
Origin of acquittance
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Examples from the Web for acquittance
In that case the acquittance falls on the land, and not on the person.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
So I sente my acquittance, for they said without mine ther would be no end made (& ther was good reason for it).Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'</p>
Bodlyes Chest, as appeares by Dr. Chaworthes acquittance in the same box.'Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867
William Dunn Macray
Neither party denied this acquittance given in the King's name by the justiciary Richard de Luci.Life of Thomas Becket
Henry Hart Milman
Pray settle accompts with Barnes; take what money of mine is in his hands, and give him acquittance.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
- a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
- a record of this, such as a receipt
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