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Quittance definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Discharge from a debt or obligation; an acquittance. [See Acquittance, which is chiefly used.]
2. Recompense; return; repayment.
QUIT'TANCE, v.t. To repay. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
2: payment of a debt or obligation [syn: repayment, quittance]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a. discharge from a debt or an obligation b. a document evidencing quittance 2. recompense, requital

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. archaic or poet. 1 (foll. by from) a release. 2 an acknowledgement of payment; a receipt. Etymology: ME f. OF quitance f. quiter QUIT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quittance Quit"tance, n. [OE. quitaunce, OF. quitance, F. quittance. See Quit, v. t.] 1. Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance. Omittance is no quittance. --Shak. 2. Recompense; return; repayment. [Obs.] --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quittance Quit"tance, v. t. To repay; to requite. [Obs.] --Shak.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Discharge, acquittance, receipt. 2. Recompense, return, repayment, reward, requital.

Moby Thesaurus

absolution, acknowledgment, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, amends, amortization, amortizement, atonement, binder, blood money, canceled check, cash, cash payment, clearance, clearing, comeuppance, compensation, composition, compromise, compurgation, consideration, damages, debt service, defrayal, defrayment, deposit, desert, deserts, destigmatization, destigmatizing, disbursal, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, doling out, down payment, earnest, earnest money, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, expiation, expiatory offering, forgiveness, guerdon, hire purchase, hire purchase plan, honorarium, indemnification, indemnity, installment, installment plan, interest payment, just deserts, liquidation, making amends, making good, making right, making up, meed, monthly payments, never-never, pardon, paying, paying off, paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff, peace offering, piaculum, prepayment, price, propitiation, punishment, purgation, purging, quarterly payments, quietus, receipt, receipt in full, reclamation, recompense, redemption, redress, regular payments, release, remission, remittance, remuneration, reparation, reprisal, requital, requitement, restitution, retirement, retribution, return, revenge, reward, salvage, satisfaction, settlement, sinking-fund payment, smart money, solatium, spot cash, squaring, verdict of acquittal, vindication, voucher, warrant, weekly payments, wergild, what is due, what is merited

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