acquittance

[uh-kwit-ns]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. acquisition,
  2. acquisition accounting,
  3. acquisitive,
  4. acquit,
  5. acquittal,
  6. acquitted,
  7. acr-,
  8. acral,
  9. acraldehyde,
  10. acrania

Origin of acquittance

1300–50; Middle English aquitance < Old French. See acquit, -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for acquittance

acquittance

noun

a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
a record of this, such as a receipt
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