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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
Both receipts and outlays in April this year were affected by certain special factors, such as calendar adjustments to reflect the fact that April 2018 had one more Monday than April 2017.
According to the report, Lyft took 19 percent of all ride-hailing receipts and expenses in the first quarter of this year, compared to 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017.
Playlists and bookstore receipts and theater stubs and archive call slips seem to spill from his pockets.
In any case, a little celebration is in order after the 1099s and 1040s and receipts and what-not have been gathered up, tabulated and sent off with a lick and a promise to the U.S. Treasury and the State of Wisconsin.
When signatures are required, people often scribble a few lines on a keypad or receipt and move along.
All pages are numbered with an index in front for reference, and there are perforated pages for tear-out to-do lists and a pocket in the back for storing receipts and other paperwork.
Scanning machines at the facilities detected the suspicious materials upon receipt and the packages are being examined at the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia, the law enforcement official said.
Always keep an eye on the rules related to these deductions and be sure to keep receipts and careful records.
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The history of receipt and recipe
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
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
legal Definition of receipt
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