Many applicants had tentative agreements for real estate contingent upon the receipt of their license.
Should I give him the receipt for the printer ink I mistakenly bought there yesterday?
She writes her number on the back of the receipt for my haircut.
Waiting in a pub with a bulging parcel of cash, the former asks “Will we get a receipt?”
One online shop guarantees discretion and tells buyers that the receipt will list the contents of the package as “computer parts.”
I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 19th inst.
He thought I was at the bottom of the sea, and the receipt with me.
A receipt for this article, upon the authority of Battley, has been going the round of the pharmaceutical works for many years.
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your two letters, dated 23d and 25th inst.
Having given her assent, she took the money and the receipt, and went out.
late 14c., "act of receiving;" also "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine;" from Anglo-French or Old North French receite "receipt, recipe, prescription" (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin recepta "received," fem. past participle of recipere (see receive). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.