Definition of Acquittance

1. Noun. A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.

Exact synonyms: Release
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Release



Definition of Acquittance

1. n. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.

2. v. t. To acquit.

Definition of Acquittance

1. Noun. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. ¹

2. Noun. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To acquit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquittance

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Literary usage of Acquittance

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1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"In debt it was faid that where the ting delivers a liberate \ currant te WS to receive 50 Л per afin, of the clerk of the hana- per, rendering acquittance, ..."

2. An Abridgment of the Modern Determinations in the Courts of Law and Equity by Charles Viner (1791)
"1738, it was faid at the rolls, per the (B) Plea of Payment "without an acquittance. Good. I. IN debt the defendant faid that he had performed the ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Obligations, Or Contracts by Robert Joseph Pothier (1806)
"If it was the heir of the creditor, who gave the acquittance, it would be good for the arrears acrued in the life-time of the ..."

4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"Coke speaks of acquittances by deed; and see the form and manner of pleading an acquittance; Ch. 179, a. 3. 1 to 5 ; and Replication, not his deed; ..."

5. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1898)
"Is an acquittance for 12 gold florins from a shoemaker. Size, 6 in. by 3 in. 521. ... Is also acquittance for £12 dowry, and a like sura on marriage. 522. ..."

6. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1903)
"of the receipt to give acquittance &c: 13 (12) 16j-9. I attested a Copie of tre fro the Court about an Indian Squaw. 5 (12) 1S-ta- Wm Tilly did before mee ..."

7. A Collection of Statutes Connected with the General Administration of the by Great Britain, William David Evans, Anthony Hammond, Thomas Colpitts Granger (1836)
"And be it also enacted, That the same acquittance shall be a sufficient discharge ... and lawful acquittance seated and signed, testifying the same receipt, ..."

8. A Treatise on Obligations: Considered in a Moral and Legal View by Robert Joseph Pothier (1802)
"There would he much more difficulty if the acquittance was ... the parts whereof the time of payment had not yet arrived at the date of the acquittance. ..."

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