from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Release from a debt, an obligation, or a penalty.
- n. A document or receipt certifying such release.
- n. Something given as requital or recompense; a repayment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a release or acquittal
- n. a discharge from a debt or obligation; a document that shows this discharge
- n. a recompense or reprisal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.
- n. Recompense; return; repayment.
- transitive v. To repay; to requite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Acquittance; discharge from a debt or obligation; a receipt.
- n. Recompense; requital; return; repayment.
- To repay; make requital or return for.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
- n. payment of a debt or obligation
Middle English quitance, from Old French, from quiter, to free; see quit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)