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acquittance

[uh-kwit-ns] /əˈkwɪt ns/
noun
1.
the act of acquitting.
2.
the discharge of a debt or obligation.
3.
a document or receipt as evidence of the discharge of a debt or obligation.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English aquitance < Old French. See acquit, -ance
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  • Payment shall act as total acquittance and shall completely discharge the county treasurer from any liability.
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acquittance

/əˈkwɪtəns/
noun
1.
a release from or settlement of a debt, etc
2.
a record of this, such as a receipt
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