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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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Related Words for acquittance

adherence, acknowledgment, compliance, fulfillment, celebration, reimbursement, kickback, rebate, discount, compensation, repayment, allowance, payment, restitution, discharge, clemency, note, remark, observation, keeping

Examples from the Web for acquittance

Historical Examples of 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).

  • 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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