noun quit·tance \ˈkwi-tən(t)s\

Definition of QUITTANCE

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


Next Word in the Dictionary: quitted trickPrevious Word in the Dictionary: quittalAll Words Near: quittance
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears