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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
The Rangers probably were trying to protect their September gate receipts, with the team 15 games out in the American League West and the Astros, who have a 13 1/2-game lead in that division, coming to town.
And remember, kids, stay in school, and always keep receipts.
After Kim Kardashian publicly exposed her lies about Kanye West with video receipts, the singer faced an endless amount of backlash, with a never-ending stream of snake emojis filling her Instagram comments.
The American depositary receipts advanced 1.5 percent to $11.94 and yields on its dollar bonds contracted after the carrier reported revenue and earnings before items that beat estimates.
Prosecutors showed jurors graphic photos of Black’s dismembered body, plus receipts from a hardware store where Durst bought a saw, drop cloths, and trash bags.
The $5 billion worth of tax anticipation notes, or TANs, are routine debt-financing instruments issued by governments to shore up accounts pending receipt of tax revenues.
In 90% of claims the symptoms are self-reported, the evidence often consisting of a receipt for diarrhoea-relief tablets.
At the end of every month, the receipts are totaled, and the organization with the highest total receives a donation of 10 percent of that month’s total from the restaurant.
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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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