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a. Release or discharge from debt or obligation.
b. A document or receipt certifying such release.
2. Payment of a debt or obligation.

[Middle English quitance, from Old French, from quiter, to free; see quit.]


1. (Law) release from debt or other obligation
2. (Law) a receipt or other document certifying this
[C13: from Old French, from quitter to release from obligation; see quit]


(ˈkwɪt ns)

1. recompense or requital.
2. discharge from a debt or obligation.
3. a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.
[1175–1225; Middle English quitaunce < Old French quitance=quit(er) to quit + -ance -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quittance - a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
document - a written account of ownership or obligation
2.quittance - payment of a debt or obligation
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
redemption - repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)




References in classic literature ?
Pay me three hundred pounds, Sir Richard," said he, "and I will give thee quittance of thy debt.
Bear in mind, Sir Prior," said he, "that thou hast promised me quittance for three hundred pounds.
He then folded the quittance, and put it under his cap, adding, ``Peril of thy heard, Jew, see that this be full and ample
Petersburg, I should have flung at him a quittance for my foolish stepfather's debts, and then dismissed him.
d'Artagnan dying in this enterprise, liquidation will be considered made, and the Sieur Planchet will give quittance from that moment to the shade of Messire d'Artagnan for the twenty thousand livres paid by him into the hands of the said company.
Celui-ci disait que [beaucoup moins que] l'abonnement au reseau telephonique ainsi que la delivrance des permis de construire et des certificats d'immatriculation des vehicules automobiles de toutes categories sont subordonnes a la production d'une copie de la quittance de depot de la derniere declaration echue au titre de l'impot sur le revenu ou de l'impot sur les societes [beaucoup plus grand que].
Liabilities are high according to the treatment of the drug-user and to losses and quittance of study courses and jobs since they overburden the family to meet both ends.
Nous avons procede au forage avec la delivrance de quittance pour paiement durant la periode allant du 15 mai au 15 septembre.
Documents required monthly: SEFIP / GEFIP - Enterprise System Collection of FGTS / Guide Collection of FGTS and the Information Security Guide, INSS quittance - National Institute of Social Insurance, Guide to FGTS quittance - Guarantee Fund for Time of service, quittance from the ISS - Tax Over Services for employees.
Legal experts Quittance estimate the cost of the injuries for the first two episodes at over PS150,000.
SOLICITORS Jeremy Garside and Howard Willis have been appointed directors of national claims management company Quittance Personal Injury.
Approval of the balance sheet and profit and loss account of the company (consolidated financial statements) for the year 2014, and the quittance of the members for their management for the year.