- to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill).
- to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
- to give a receipt, as for money or goods.
Origin of receipt
- a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc, that payment or delivery has been made
- the act of receiving or fact of being received
- (usually plural) an amount or article received
- archaic another word for recipe
- (tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
- mainly US to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)
Word Origin and History for pre-receipt
late 14c., "act of receiving;" also "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine;" from Anglo-French or Old North French receite "receipt, recipe, prescription" (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin recepta "received," fem. past participle of recipere (see receive). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.