I. noun Etymology: Middle English receite, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin recepta, probably from Latin, neuter plural of receptus, past participle of recipere to receive Date: 14th century 1. recipe 2. a. obsolete receptacle b. archaic a revenue office 3. the act or process of receiving 4. something received — usually used in plural 5. a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money II. transitive verb Date: 1787 1. to give a receipt for or acknowledge the receipt of 2. to mark as paid

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  • receipt — re·ceipt /ri sēt/ n 1: the act, process, or fact of taking possession 2: something (as income) received usu. used in pl. 3: a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Receipt — Re*ceipt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Receipted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Receipting}.] 1. To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff. [1913 Webster] 2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receipt — n 1 *reception 2 Receipt, recipe, prescription are comparable when they mean a formula or set of directions for the compounding of ingredients especially in cookery and medicine. Receipt is often employed as a designation of a formula for making… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • receipt — receipt, recipe In current English the meanings of these two words are distinct and cause no difficulty, but readers of Victorian or earlier literature should bear in mind that a receipt could then be what we now know as recipe (‘a formula and… …   Modern English usage

  • receipt — [ri sēt′] n. [altered (infl. by L) < ME receite < Anglo Fr, for OFr recete < ML recepta < L, fem. of receptus, pp. of recipere: see RECEIVE] 1. old fashioned var. of RECIPE 2. a receiving or being received 3. a written acknowledgment… …   English World dictionary

  • Receipt — Re*ceipt , v. i. To give a receipt, as for money paid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • receipt — (n.) late 14c., statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine, from Anglo Fr. or O.N.Fr. receite receipt, recipe (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit he receives, from V.L. *recipit) from O.Fr. recete, from L. recepta received, fem. pp.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • receipt — [n1] acknowledgment of delivery cancellation, certificate, chit, counterfoil, declaration, discharge, letter, notice, proof of purchase, quittance, release, sales slip, slip, stub, voucher; concepts 271,332 receipt [n2] delivery of goods… …   New thesaurus

  • receipt — ► NOUN 1) the action of receiving something or the fact of its being received. 2) a written acknowledgement of receiving something. 3) (receipts) an amount of money received over a period by an organization. ORIGIN Old French receite, from Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • receipt — a written acknowledgement of having received money or goods specified Also statement Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary A detailed summary of an account. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary See deposit receipt, withdrawal receipt.… …   Financial and business terms

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