Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A written release from an obligation, specifically a receipt indicating payment in full.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
  • n. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
  • v. (obsolete) To acquit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
  • n. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
  • transitive v. To acquit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of acquitting or discharging from a debt or any other liability; the state of being so discharged.
  • n. A writing in evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
  • n. The act of clearing one's self.
  • To acquit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Forbearance, though it be no acquittance, is sometimes a piece of needful and laudable charity.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • After a superb re-acquittance with Royce and Hadrian in the first several pages, “Avempartha” actually continues more as a series opener with a ton of build-up in the first half of the novel, while the second half is just superb non-stop action, especially when the two threads following Royce, Hadrian and Princess Arista respectively converge at the elven castle...

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  • So the Caliph rejoiced in the acquittance of the youth and his truth and good faith; moreover, he magnified the generosity of Abu Zarr, extolling it over all his companions, and approved the resolve of the two young men for its benevolence, giving them praise with thanks and applying to their case the saying of the poet,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “On my head and eyes be it!” quoth Judar and took the bread and money saying, “To morrow the Lord will dispel the trouble of my case and will provide me the means of acquittance.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A charge very clearly made out against Peytel, is that of dishonesty; he procured from the notary of whom he bought his place an acquittance in full, whereas there were 15,000 francs owing, as we have seen.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • I did so, and Bailie Jarvie was looking anxiously around for another, the Scottish law requiring the subscription of two witnesses to validate either a bond or acquittance.

    Rob Roy

  • The generous officer would have included Mr. Jarvie and me in this general acquittance; but the Bailie, disregarding an intimation from the landlady to “make as muckle of the Inglishers as we could, for they were sure to gie us plague eneugh,” went into a formal accounting respecting our share of the reckoning, and paid it accordingly.

    Rob Roy

  • Queen, to obtain my acquittance and full discharge from even nominal custody.

    Lorna Doone

  • This was a task more difficult than that of self acquittance.

    The Romance of the Forest

  • But if I would take a draft for 100 pounds, and sign an acquittance in full of all claims, I might have it, upon proving my identity.

    Erema

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  • "This Letter is to remind you that Financial Acquittance Documents are due in this office on the date shown below. The Terms and Conditions relating to your funding require you to provide Acquittance Documents."
    - business letter, 19 Sep 2008.

    September 19, 2008