quittance

noun quit·tance \ ˈkwi-tᵊn(t)s \

Definition of quittance

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

Examples of quittance in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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