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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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)
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References in classic literature ?
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.'"
Welcome, grave fathers: answer presently What hath our holy council there decreed Concerning Bruno and the Emperor, In quittance of their late conspiracy Against our state and papal dignity?
TEIRESIAS Know then for sure, the coursers of the sun Not many times shall run their race, before Thou shalt have given the fruit of thine own loins In quittance of thy murder, life for life; For that thou hast entombed a living soul, And sent below a denizen of earth, And wronged the nether gods by leaving here A corpse unlaved, unwept, unsepulchered.
"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.
Gurth grinned, which was his nearest approach to a laugh, as he replied, ``About the same quantity which thou hast just told over so carefully.'' He then folded the quittance, and put it under his cap, adding, ``Peril of thy heard, Jew, see that this be full and ample!'' He filled himself unbidden, a third goblet of wine, and left the apartment without ceremony.
Petersburg, I should have flung at him a quittance for my foolish stepfather's debts, and then dismissed him.
Quand je voyageais, je le presentais a la PAF et je n'ai jamais eu de probleme.[beaucoup plus grand que] Il est tout de suite interrompu par le president de l'audience, le magistrat Amraoui : [beaucoup moins que]Tu n'as pas depose de demande pour ce second passeport et tu n'as pas paye la quittance. Tu as egalement trois permis de conduire et tu n'as pas fait de declaration d'annulation du 1er passeport.[beaucoup plus grand que] Ali Haddad replique : [beaucoup moins que]J'ai un permis algerien, un permis international en raison de mes deplacements a l'etranger et un autre de moto, qui a expire.
39744) (Stoetzer and Worp 1983) dated 15h [694f.J opens, after the basmala, with the identificatory noun bara'a "quittance (from liability)" and the document is in objective style:
Another type of notarized act, the quittance, (67) served as a credit instrument.