acquittance(redirected from acquittances)
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A written release from an obligation, such as a receipt indicating payment in full.
1. a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
2. a record of this, such as a receipt
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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|Noun||1.||acquittance - 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