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quittance

[kwit-ns] /ˈkwɪt 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
1175-1225; Middle English quitaunce < Old French quitance, equivalent to quit(er) to quit1 + -ance -ance
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quittance

/ˈkwɪtəns/
noun
1.
release from debt or other obligation
2.
a receipt or other document certifying this
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from quitter to release from obligation; see quit
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Word Origin and History for quittance
n.

c.1200, "payment, compensation;" c.1300, "discharge from an obligation," from Old French quitance (Modern French quittance), from quiter (see quit (v.)).

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