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.
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Example sentences
Delivery of the free gift promoted with your subscription usually takes six
  weeks after the receipt of payment.
From the point of view of energy it is a receipt of higher, clean hydrogen fuel
  due to breaking up of molecules a gravitation.
Any size gift can be made online, and you will receive an email confirmation as
  well as a mailed receipt.
Ahmadi only relented when they agreed to give him a receipt.
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