Definition of acquittance in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkwitns/


Law , dated
A written receipt attesting the settlement of a fine or debt.
Example sentences
  • The University will provide accurate and timely acquittances to granting bodies in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in each grant contract or agreement.
  • Upon partial payment, the creditor may insist on receiving a new bond for the remnant, or he may give an acquittance for the part paid.
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with acquittance

admittance, intermittence, pittance, quittance, remittance

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Syllabification: ac·quit·tance

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