acquittance

acquittance
noun Date: 14th century a document evidencing a discharge from an obligation; especially a receipt in full

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  • acquittance — ac·quit·tance /ə kwit əns/ n: acquittal (1) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. acquittance …   Law dictionary

  • Acquittance — Ac*quit tance, n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See {Acquit}.] 1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. [1913 Webster] 2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acquittance — Ac*quit tance, v. t. To acquit. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquittance — [ə kwit′ ns] n. [ME aquitaunce < OFr aquitance: see ACQUIT & ANCE] 1. a settlement of, or release from, debt or liability 2. a record of this; receipt …   English World dictionary

  • acquittance — /akwitans/ A written discharge, whereby one is freed from an obligation to pay money or perform a duty. This word, though perhaps not strictly speaking synonymous with receipt, includes it. A receipt is one form of an acquittance; a discharge is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • acquittance — /akwitans/ A written discharge, whereby one is freed from an obligation to pay money or perform a duty. This word, though perhaps not strictly speaking synonymous with receipt, includes it. A receipt is one form of an acquittance; a discharge is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • acquittance — A release; a receipt. While the word is not strictly synonymous with the word receipt, it includes receipt. A receipt is one form of acquittance; a discharge is another form. A receipt in full is an acquittance. It has been held that a receipt… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Acquittance — A document that shows that a debtor has been released from a debt obligation. An acquittance are often given as an indication from the lender to a debtor that the owed amount has been completely repaid and that the lender cannot request further… …   Investment dictionary

  • acquittance — /euh kwit ns/, n. 1. the act of acquitting. 2. the discharge of a debt or obligation. 3. a document or receipt as evidence of the discharge of a debt or obligation. [1300 50; ME aquitance < OF. See ACQUIT, ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • acquittance — noun a) The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. b) A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand …   Wiktionary

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