quit·​tance | \ ˈkwi-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce quittance (audio) \

Definition of quittance

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

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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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“Quittance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quittance. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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