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acquittance

[uh-kwit-ns]
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noun
  1. the act of acquitting.
  2. the discharge of a debt or obligation.
  3. 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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Examples from the Web for acquittance

Historical Examples

  • 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).

  • Bodlyes Chest, as appeares by Dr. Chaworthes acquittance in the same box.'

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for acquittance

acquittance

noun
  1. a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
  2. a record of this, such as a receipt
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