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Definition of "quittance" []

  • Release from a debt, an obligation, or a penalty. (noun)
  • A document or receipt certifying such release. (noun)
  • Something given as requital or recompense; a repayment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quittance" in a sentence
  • "Young Marcovich owed Young Dick two dollars, and Young Dick accepted the payment of a dollar and forty cents as full quittance of the debt."
  • "And every hour of love, I have heard him say, pays for itself, on both sides, quittance in full."
  • "Garrio and Nasthai exchanged a few words, and likewise some quittance passed from hand to hand, and Garrio said in the High, “Bring your belongings.”"