quittance

noun
quit·tance | \ˈkwi-tᵊn(t)s \

Definition of quittance 

1a : discharge from a debt or an obligation

b : a document evidencing quittance

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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

First Known Use of quittance

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

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