quittance

quittance

[kwit-ns]
noun
1.
recompense or requital.
2.
discharge from a debt or obligation.
3.
a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English quitaunce < Old French quitance, equivalent to quit(er) to quit1 + -ance -ance

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quittance (ˈkwɪtəns)
 
n
1.  release from debt or other obligation
2.  a receipt or other document certifying this
 
[C13: from Old French, from quitter to release from obligation; see quit]

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