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
). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.