- to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill).
- to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
- to give a receipt, as for money or goods.
Origin of receipt
Examples from the Web for receipt
Many applicants had tentative agreements for real estate contingent upon the receipt of their license.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
Waiting in a pub with a bulging parcel of cash, the former asks “Will we get a receipt?”Tiger, Tiger: The Hunt for the Great Irish Novel
February 28, 2014
This allowed them to isolate the variable under study: receipt of multivitamins.How Lobbyists Will Keep You Hooked on Vitamins
Paul A. Offit
December 21, 2013
Sawers dismissed claims that journalists in receipt of the Snowden leaks had ensured nothing sensitive was published.UK Spy Chiefs: Al-Qaeda Loved Snowden Leaks
November 7, 2013
She bought a rifle and ammunition, according to the police report, which included a receipt from the transaction.The Lives a Background Check Could Save
April 29, 2013
He thought I was at the bottom of the sea, and the receipt with me.Brave and Bold
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your two letters, dated 23d and 25th inst.
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of the 22d and 29th ult.
Yates had one receipt for making the acquaintance of all mankind.In the Midst of Alarms
I ought yesterday to have acknowledged the receipt of your parcel.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- 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
- (tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
- mainly US to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)
Word Origin and History for receipt
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.