[ kwit-ns ]
/ ˈkwɪt ns /


recompense or requital.
discharge from a debt or obligation.
a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.

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

/ (ˈkwɪtəns) /


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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