Gross receipts
Receipt Re*ceipt" (r[-e]*s[=e]t"), n. [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See {Receive}.] 1. The act of receiving; reception. ``At the receipt of your letter.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Thy kind receipt of me. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

4. Place of receiving. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom. --Matt. ix. 9. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] ``In a retired receipt together lay.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

6. A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake. [1913 Webster]

She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid. [1913 Webster]

8. That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars. [1913 Webster]

{Gross receipts}. See under {Gross}, a. [1913 Webster]


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  • gross receipts — The total amount of money or the value of other considerations received from selling property or from performing services. New Mexico Enterprises, Inc. v. Bureau of Revenue, App., 86 N.M. 799, 528 P.2d 212, 213. See also gross income …   Black's law dictionary

  • gross receipts — total amount of money received …   English contemporary dictionary

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