receipt

[ri-seet]
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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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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 receipts

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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