quittance

noun

quit·​tance ˈkwi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce quittance (audio)
1
a
: discharge from a debt or an obligation
b
: a document evidencing quittance
2

Examples of quittance in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of quittance was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Quittance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quittance. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

quittance

noun
quit·​tance ˈkwit-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce quittance (audio)
1
a
: a freeing from a debt or responsibility
b
: a document certifying quittance
2
: something given in return : recompense
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