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A written release from an obligation, such as a receipt indicating payment in full.
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1. a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
2. a record of this, such as a receipt
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(əˈkwɪt ns)

1. the discharge of a debt or obligation.
2. a document giving evidence of this.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French]
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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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References in classic literature ?
"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."
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.
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.
For each university, we extracted a pair of networks: an offline acquittance network (operationalizing offline social capital) and an online interactions network (operationalizing online learning interactivity).
Earlier, the court rejected acquittance plea of the suspect, upholding the verdict of the high court.
He said this on Sunday at a Special Thanksgiving Service held at Divine Heights Bible Church, Abeokuta, of his discharge and acquittance of an alleged case of fraudulent conversion of public property, abuse of office and misappropriation of funds levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Now with no options left, Peter must drive across country with Ethan if he is to get back home in time, dealing with his new acquittance's unusual habits and ability to end up in ridiculous situations (2010) ***
The acquittance roll duly verified by the DRO shall be forwarded to the conservator of forests on each occasion the payment is made.
The bench on Wednesday had stopped Dr Fareed from working as vice chancellor of Faisalabad Medical University and issued a contempt notice for offering an admission to a woman lawyer's acquittance in a private medical college despite the court restraining orders.
If only Knowledge gave him the scourge of penance; his flesh therewith shall give acquittance.
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.