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acquittance

[ uh-kwit-ns ]
/ əˈkwɪt ns /
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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.

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Origin of acquittance

1300–50; Middle English aquitance<Old French. See acquit, -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for acquittance

acquittance
/ (əˈkwɪtəns) /

noun

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