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Meaning of ACQUITTANCE

Pronunciation:  u'kwitns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
 

ACQUITTANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: release
 
 See Also: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in
       full, which bars a further demand.
    
             You can produce acquittances For such a sum, from
             special officers.                     --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Ac*quit"tance\, v. t.
    To acquit. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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