quittance


quit·tance

noun \ˈkwi-tən(t)s\

Definition of QUITTANCE

1
a :  discharge from a debt or an obligation
b :  a document evidencing quittance

Examples of QUITTANCE

  1. <the indentured servant obtained a quittance from his master stating he was free to leave and was no longer required to work>
  2. <the court awarded the plaintiff a substantial quittance for bodily injury and emotional distress>

First Known Use of QUITTANCE

14th century

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