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Examples of receipt in a Sentence
Keep your receipt in case you need to return anything.
The form should be completed and returned within 30 days of receipt.
Open immediately upon receipt of the package.
Our company deposits cash receipts every day.
Recent Examples of receipt from the Web
Cascante will be added to the Timbers' roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
Much of what is known about Obama's travel costs was obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which aggressively sought receipts through Freedom of Information Act requests.
But that is only possible if the gift giver included the all important gift receipt.
With the help of stars like Willis, who has more than $3 billion in global box office receipts to his name and is one of most bankable stars of all time.
Of course, the basis for all of this action is a foundation of information, and for this trend there are also receipts.
Bivins said the receipt was with his girlfriend, who, upset by the encounter, went back into the store to return the items, prosecutors said.
With box-office receipts like these, there may never be a last jedi.
We were seated at her dining room table, loaded with hospital receipts and medical pamphlets.
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Did You Know?
These days it may seem odd to speak of "grandma's cookie receipt," but at one time the only meaning of "receipt" was "recipe." The first recorded use of "receipt" is a reference to a medicinal preparation in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1386). "Recipe" didn't arrive until the 1500s, and it was also first used to describe medicine. Both words began to be applied to cooking only in the 18th century, after which "recipe" slowly became the preferred word. "Receipt" acquired its currently more familiar sense of "a written statement saying that money or goods have been received" in the 17th century. Both "receipt" and "recipe" are thought to be ultimately derived from Latin recipere ("to receive"), making them probable relatives as well as synonyms.
Origin and Etymology of receipt
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of receipt
RECEIPT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of receipt for English Language Learners
: a piece of paper on which the things that you buy or the services that you pay for are listed with the total amount paid and the prices for each
: the act of receiving something
receipts : money that a business, bank, or government receives
RECEIPT Defined for Kids
Definition of receipt for Students
- I acknowledged receipt of the letter.
- Put the receipts from the sale in a safe place.
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