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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
In June, the new couple made things official by getting matching butterfly tattoos on their ankles and yes, there are Snapchat receipts to prove it.
For counter retail customers, Van Allen suggests reporting experiences through the USPS Point of Service Survey – the link is found at the bottom of every retail counter customer receipt.
Inside, among his belongings, investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition and a receipt for a gun purchase in November 2016.
And while Amazon has a dominant position in e-commerce, e-commerce sales remain less than 10 percent of total retail receipts.
Then, this week, the bank confirmed receipt of the letter, but declined to comment on the request.
When Berhe asked to see a receipt from the eight-hour car ride, Wright obliged with a screen shot via Twitter.
The revenue will come from a gross receipts tax on businesses earning over $2 million and a 2.3 percent sales tax on non-essentials, exempting low income families.
In a study commissioned by the nursing union, researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst suggested a 2.3 percent sales tax and a 2.3 percent gross receipts tax, which would apply to all corporate revenue.
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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
Middle English receite, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin recepta, probably from Latin, neuter plural of receptus, past participle of recipere to receive
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of receipt
1 : to give a receipt for or acknowledge the receipt of
2 : to mark as paid
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
1 : a written statement saying that money or goods have been received
2 : recipe
3 : the act of receiving I acknowledged receipt of the letter.
4 receipts plural : something received Put the receipts from the sale in a safe place.
Legal Definition of receipt
1 : the act, process, or fact of taking possession
2 : something (as income) received —usually used in plural
3 : a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money
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