a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc.
receipts, the amount or quantity received.
the act of receiving or the state of being received.
something that is received.
Archaic. recipe.
verb (used with object)
to acknowledge in writing the payment of (a bill).
to give a receipt for (money, goods, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to give a receipt, as for money or goods.

1350–1400; Middle English receite < Anglo-French (Old French recoite) < Latin recepta, feminine past participle of recipere to receive

nonreceipt, noun
prereceipt, verb (used with object)
unreceipted, adjective Unabridged
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receipt (rɪˈsiːt)
1.  a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc, that payment or delivery has been made
2.  the act of receiving or fact of being received
3.  (usually plural) an amount or article received
4.  archaic another word for recipe
5.  (tr) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
6.  chiefly (US) to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)
[C14: from Old Norman French receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere to receive]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine," from Anglo-Fr. or O.N.Fr. receite "receipt, recipe" (1304), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from V.L. *recipit) from O.Fr. recete, from L. recepta "received," fem. pp. of recipere (see receive).
Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
He is a fool who spends more money than his receipts.
The business tax changes apparently include a gross receipts tax, which is
  really an awful tax, especially during a downturn.
Gross receipts at the state level will fall, due to less income tax from the
  workers coming in.
In determining the business income and modified gross receipts tax bases, is
  only the net gain included in.
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