Noun Acquittance Definition and Examples







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.'
((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.|--|)


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.

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

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