[ ri-seet ]
/ rɪˈsit /
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a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc.
receipts, the amount or quantity received: Economic austerity diminished the government’s tax receipts.
the act of receiving or the state of being received: We are in receipt of your letter requesting a copy of the report.
something that is received.
receipts, Slang. evidence or proof: There's no way he's a crook—show me the receipts!
verb (used with object)
to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill): The check was dated January 9, and the invoice was receipted on January 15.
to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to give a receipt, as for money or goods.
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Origin of receipt
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English receite, receyt, from Anglo-French, from Old French recete, reçoite, recoite or directly from Medieval Latin recepta “money received, receipt, recipe,” feminine past participle of recipere “to receive,” from Latin; see origin at receive
OTHER WORDS FROM receiptnon·re·ceipt, nounpre·re·ceipt, verb (used with object)un·re·ceipt·ed, adjective
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How to use receipt in a sentence
The Company were much pleased with me, and here are the receipted bills.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
All her letters and her neatly receipted bills were tied up with blue silk, and laid, according to date, one on top of the other.Betty Vivian|L. T. Meade
Her milliner's bill for the past year is on my file of receipted accounts at this moment.
Exactly, so please make out the receipted bill and let us pay you what we owe you.Vacation with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
We enclose the receipted bill for the dish, which stands in our list at exactly the amount remitted by you.
British Dictionary definitions for receipt
/ (rɪˈsiːt) /
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 for receipt
C14: from Old Norman French receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere to receive
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