- recompense or requital.
- discharge from a debt or obligation.
- a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.
Origin of quittance
Related Words for quittancereprisal, satisfaction, redress, shake, take, settlement, restitution, wage, fee, profit, pay, benefit, honorarium, reciprocity, atonement, requital, payoff, earnings, reparation, premium
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)
- release from debt or other obligation
- a receipt or other document certifying this
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.)).