Word Origin See more synonyms for receipt on Thesaurus.com a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc. receipts, the amount or quantity received. the act of receiving or the state of being received. something that is received. . Archaic recipe. to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill). to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.). verb (used without object) to give a receipt, as for money or goods. Origin of receipt 1350–1400; Middle English receite
Old French recoite
feminine past participle of
receive Related forms non·re·ceipt, noun pre·re·ceipt, verb (used with object) un·re·ceipt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-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
C14: from Old Norman French
receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere to receive
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Word Origin and History for pre-receipt receipt n.
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.
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