receipt

[ri-seet]

noun

verb (used with object)

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 < Anglo-French (Old French recoite) < Latin recepta, feminine past participle of recipere to receive
Related formsnon·re·ceipt, nounpre·re·ceipt, verb (used with object)un·re·ceipt·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of receipt

  • This receipt you will preserve and return to me in token that you have fulfilled your mission.

    Lochinvar

    S. R. Crockett

  • Sew the skirt to a band, and round the neck and sleeves with a vandyke edging as 2nd receipt.

  • Henry Halford has changed very little in character during the years that have elapsed since the receipt of Dr. Mason's letters.

  • I know how you feel, you shall not be oppressed by the receipt of favors, Miss Trotwood.

    Ten Girls from Dickens

    Kate Dickinson Sweetser

  • The receipt of Hindman's order of June 17 was the signal for Pike to pen another lengthy letter412 of description and protest.



British Dictionary definitions for receipt

receipt

noun

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

verb

(tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
mainly US to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)

Word Origin for receipt

C14: from Old Norman French receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere to receive
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Word Origin and History for 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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