Origin of quittance
Examples from the Web for quittance
Historical Examples of quittance
He must have legal purgation, discharge, release from custody, quittance.Napoleon the Little
I may yet cry 'quittance; Though now I suffer, and dare not resist.
The guerdon; the quittance; could it be possible after all, the end was not far?Under the Rose
Frederic Stewart Isham
Himself, nay—he sent it to me; but I gave the quittance as to Mr Louvaine.It Might Have Been
Emily Sarah Holt
The man was a bankrupt; but still he had given her all he had to give, a quittance.The Talk of the Town, Volume 2 (of 2)
Word Origin for quittance
c.1200, "payment, compensation;" c.1300, "discharge from an obligation," from Old French quitance (Modern French quittance), from quiter (see quit (v.)).