receipt

[ri-seet]
noun
  1. a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc.
  2. receipts, the amount or quantity received.
  3. the act of receiving or the state of being received.
  4. something that is received.
  5. Archaic. recipe.
verb (used with object)
  1. to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill).
  2. to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
verb (used without object)
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for receipting

Historical Examples of receipting

  • I was receipting the bill while you were getting the money ready.

    The Yacht Club

    Oliver Optic

  • While he was receipting it, a boy came to collect for the gas, and there were only two dimes left in her purse.

    In League with Israel

    Annie F. Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for receipting

receipt

noun
  1. a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc, that payment or delivery has been made
  2. the act of receiving or fact of being received
  3. (usually plural) an amount or article received
  4. archaic another word for recipe
verb
  1. (tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
  2. 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 receipting

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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