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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
On Friday, the University of Maryland acknowledged receipt of two sets of grand jury subpoenas sent from U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
They’re both charged with possession and receipt of child pornography.
But the Yesh investigation, which began slightly earlier and involved allegations beyond receipt of free tickets, continued.
Each case will be reviewed after seven days from receipt of the concern.
Residents can begin to use their new trash carts immediately upon receipt of the new cart.
Daniel Bender, 52, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana states.
Product Quest has 15 days from the receipt of the letter to respond to the FDA.
Duke shared specific concerns about the timing surrounding the May 10 receipt of seven bids for Ford Intermediate School's abatement and demolition, and GPD's plan on May 23 to recommend the awarding of a contract.
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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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