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.
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.