Why was clemency trending last week?


[ri-seet] /rɪˈsit/
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.
Origin of receipt
1350-1400; Middle English receite < Anglo-French (Old French recoite) < Latin recepta, feminine past participle of recipere to receive
Related forms
nonreceipt, noun
prereceipt, verb (used with object)
unreceipted, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for receipt
  • 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.
  • However, please allow eight months from the board's receipt of your application for the board to formally review and consider it.
  • Let there be writing before you pay, and receipt before you write.
  • Review of applications will begin upon receipt, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Notices will be deemed to be effective upon receipt.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • But they need to be prepared to acknowledge receipt of those materials in a timely and professional manner.
British Dictionary definitions for receipt


a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc, that payment or delivery has been made
the act of receiving or fact of being received
(usually pl) an amount or article received
(archaic) another word for recipe
(transitive) to acknowledge payment of (a bill), as by marking it
(mainly US) to issue a receipt for (money, goods, etc)
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norman French receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere to receive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for receipt

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for receipt

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for receipt

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with receipt