Noun Acquittances Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acquittances

Pronunciation:

/əˈkwɪt(ə)ns/

Definition:
1.

noun

A written receipt attesting the settlement of a fine or debt.
  1. 'If expenses incurred exceeded the value of the travel advance, approval from the Group Head is required prior to submitting the acquittance to your Interface Administrator.'
  2. 'Requirements to be met so that paid cheques do not have to be obtained from banks by public health organisations as acquittances for payment made.'


noun

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.

Origin:

acquittance

Middle English: from Old French, from aquiter ‘discharge (a debt)’ (see acquit).

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