re·​ceiv·​able | \ ri-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce receivable (audio) \

Definition of receivable

1 : capable of being received
2 : subject to call for payment notes receivable

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Recent Examples on the Web Canty served as president of HJH affiliate U.S. Tax Recovery Partners and was responsible for managing monies owed by customers — known as accounts receivable. Patrick Danner,, "Former San Antonio-area consulting exec avoids prison time for scheme that cost Texas bank $13 million," 3 Dec. 2020 Walmart and Target already accounted for 31.5% of Steve Madden’s accounts receivable last year, and the apparel brand said in a late July earnings call that sell-through rates at those wholesalers had returned to pre-pandemic levels. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Apparel’s Next Hot Destination Could Be Target or Walmart," 14 Oct. 2020 Pilz claimed that accounts receivable, essentially future sales, which were supposed to be guaranteed, turned out to be estimates provided to customers or sales that had already been paid. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "For Trevor Milton's business partners, warning signs emerged years before Nikola downfall," 8 Oct. 2020 Yieldstreet’s base of accredited investors will now have access to private business loans backed by collateral including inventory, equipment, accounts receivable, and other assets. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Exclusive: Yieldstreet launches new private credit investment platform," 23 June 2020 As an assistant clerk, Harris was responsible for payroll accounts, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Ashley Remkus,, "Assistant clerk accused of stealing thousands of dollars from northeast Alabama town," 15 Aug. 2017 Bruce Gilbert Miami Herald File All that remained in the rubble was a charcoaled safe that contained some of the company’s accounts receivable and payable records. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "The family businessman who helped grow Norton Tire into a national symbol," 4 Aug. 2017 Let’s be honest: The Trump administration didn’t think my years of science and policy experience were better suited to accounts receivable. Emily Atkin, New Republic, "It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist," 27 July 2017 FirstBank is in the midst of rolling out more traditional business lending, Tilton said, venturing beyond real estate loans into accounts receivable, inventory and equipment. Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post, "FirstBank’s new leadership team sets the tone with new slogan “Banking for Good”," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of receivable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Receivable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of receivable

business : not yet paid


re·​ceiv·​able | \ ri-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce receivable (audio) \

Legal Definition of receivable

1 : capable of being received
2 : subject to call for payment notes receivable — see also account receivable

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receivable noun

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