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quittance

[ kwit-ns ]
/ ˈkwɪt ns /
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noun
recompense or requital.
discharge from a debt or obligation.
a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.
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Origin of quittance

1175–1225; Middle English quitaunce<Old French quitance, equivalent to quit(er) to quit1 + -ance-ance
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British Dictionary definitions for quittance

quittance
/ (ˈkwɪtəns) /

noun
release from debt or other obligation
a receipt or other document certifying this

Word Origin for quittance

C13: from Old French, from quitter to release from obligation; see quit
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