Acquittance

  • 1 acquittance — ac·quit·tance /ə kwit əns/ n: acquittal (1) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. acquittance …

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  • 2 Acquittance — Ac*quit tance, n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See {Acquit}.] 1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. [1913 Webster] 2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Acquittance — Ac*quit tance, v. t. To acquit. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 acquittance — [ə kwit′ ns] n. [ME aquitaunce < OFr aquitance: see ACQUIT & ANCE] 1. a settlement of, or release from, debt or liability 2. a record of this; receipt …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 acquittance — /akwitans/ A written discharge, whereby one is freed from an obligation to pay money or perform a duty. This word, though perhaps not strictly speaking synonymous with receipt, includes it. A receipt is one form of an acquittance; a discharge is… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 acquittance — A release; a receipt. While the word is not strictly synonymous with the word receipt, it includes receipt. A receipt is one form of acquittance; a discharge is another form. A receipt in full is an acquittance. It has been held that a receipt… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 7 Acquittance — A document that shows that a debtor has been released from a debt obligation. An acquittance are often given as an indication from the lender to a debtor that the owed amount has been completely repaid and that the lender cannot request further… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 8 acquittance — noun Date: 14th century a document evidencing a discharge from an obligation; especially a receipt in full …

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  • 9 acquittance — /euh kwit ns/, n. 1. the act of acquitting. 2. the discharge of a debt or obligation. 3. a document or receipt as evidence of the discharge of a debt or obligation. [1300 50; ME aquitance < OF. See ACQUIT, ANCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 acquittance — noun a) The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. b) A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand …

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  • 11 acquittance — ac quit·tance || tÉ™ns n. exoneration, pardon; discharge from debt; document evidencing discharge from debt …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 acquittance — noun Law a written receipt attesting the settlement of a fine or debt …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 acquittance — n. 1. Discharge. See acquittal. 2. Receipt, receipt in full, quittance …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 acquittance — n 1. exculpation, exculpating, clearance, clearing, compurgation, acquittal; absolution, absolving, forgiveness, forgiving, shriving, excusal, excusing; exoneration, exonerating, justification, justifying, warranting, vindicating; pardon,… …

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  • 15 acquittance — ac·quit·tance …

    English syllables

  • 16 acquittance — ac•quit•tance [[t]əˈkwɪt ns[/t]] n. 1) the discharge of a debt or obligation 2) bus a document giving evidence of this • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < OF …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 acquittance — /əˈkwɪtns/ (say uh kwitns) noun 1. discharge of or from debt or obligation. 2. a document certifying this; a receipt. 3. → acquittal …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 acquittance —   n. payment of, or release from, debt; full receipt …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 19 acquittance — n. 1 payment of or release from a debt. 2 a written receipt attesting settlement of a debt. Etymology: ME f. OF aquitance (as ACQUIT) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 acquittance pro tanto — See acquittance …

    Ballentine's law dictionary