verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of receipt
Examples from the Web for receipt
Many applicants had tentative agreements for real estate contingent upon the receipt of their license.
Waiting in a pub with a bulging parcel of cash, the former asks “Will we get a receipt?”
This allowed them to isolate the variable under study: receipt of multivitamins.
Sawers dismissed claims that journalists in receipt of the Snowden leaks had ensured nothing sensitive was published.
She bought a rifle and ammunition, according to the police report, which included a receipt from the transaction.
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.Knitting, Crochet, and Netting, with Twelve Illustrations|lonore Riego de la Branchardire
Henry Halford has changed very little in character during the years that have elapsed since the receipt of Dr. Mason's letters.Englefield Grange|H. B. Paull
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.The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War|Annie Heloise Abel
British Dictionary definitions for receipt
Word Origin for receipt
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.