Definition of Quittance

1. Noun. A document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt.

Generic synonyms: Document



2. Noun. Payment of a debt or obligation.
Exact synonyms: Repayment
Generic synonyms: Payment
Specialized synonyms: Redemption
Derivative terms: Repay, Repay

Definition of Quittance

1. n. Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.

2. v. t. To repay; to requite.

Definition of Quittance

1. Noun. a release or acquittal ¹

2. Noun. a discharge from a debt or obligation; a document that shows this discharge ¹

3. Noun. a recompense or reprisal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quittance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quittance

quite a little
quite an
quited
quites
quiting
quitline
quitlines
quitly
quitrent
quitrents
quits
quitsies
quittable
quittal
quittals
quittance (current term)
quittances
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quitters
quitting
quitting time
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quittors
quitture
quiver
quivered
quiverer
quiverers
quiverful

Literary usage of Quittance

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1. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"133. quittance, a requital: Rendering faint quittance^ return of blows," ... 34; All use of quittance ("All the customary returns made in discharge of ..."

2. Roman Private Law in the Times of Cicero and of the Antonines by Henry John Roby (1902)
"An instance of a quittance on receipt of money (probably a loan) is given in ... As examples of a quittance or receipt may be taken those found in 1875 in a ..."

3. The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of by James Lorimer (1884)
"A quittance d'usage is a document of debt somewhat resembling a bill which the ... Germany, for example, in granting a quittance d'usage to a French peasant ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"There are tenants who have paid a quittance in money for their rents altogether; and there are tenants who pay at a lower rate than others in consideration ..."

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