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quittance

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noun quit·tance \ˈkwi-tən(t)s\

Definition of quittance

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

  2. 2 :  recompense, requital



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>



14th Century

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14th century


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