acquittance


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ac·quit·tance

 (ə-kwĭt′ns)
n.
A written release from an obligation, such as a receipt indicating payment in full.

acquittance

(əˈkwɪtəns)
n
1. a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
2. a record of this, such as a receipt

ac•quit•tance

(əˈkwɪt ns)

n.
1. the discharge of a debt or obligation.
2. a document giving evidence of this.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquittance - a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligationacquittance - a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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But fall'n he is, and now What rests, but that the mortal Sentence pass On his transgression, Death denounc't that day, Which he presumes already vain and void, Because not yet inflicted, as he fear'd, By some immediate stroak; but soon shall find Forbearance no acquittance ere day end.
Gurth at length complied; and telling out eighty zecchins upon the table, the Jew delivered out to him an acquittance for the horse and suit of armour.
Omittance is no acquittance," growled the jailer, "and I shall certainly wring their necks before twenty-four hours are over: you may be sure of that.
B) If the supervisor doctor practices the treatment with the permission of the patient without getting his acquittance, the jurisprudents make him responsible with regard to loss rule.
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan is responsible for servicing and acquittance of the loan from the state budget, according to the financial terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement.
The bookseller Perez was paid three hundred and three maravedi's by the church warden for bringing the main body of a music book of the works of Navarro that are for the mentioned Church as shown in the acquittance [1606] (54)
He then attributed this instance on rotation to annoyance of head of Future Bloc, MP Foad Siniora, of the Impossible Acquittance book, in which the FPM claimed that the governments of Hariri and Siniora spent public money without clear auditing and ultimately left Lebanon bankrupt.
Acquittance is a written receipt that attests to settling a fine or debt.