- 1 [mass noun] The action of receiving something or the fact of its being received: I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter families in receipt of supplementary benefitMore example sentences
- As a councillor, I have been in receipt of hundreds of letters from the local community expressing their concerns at the condition of our roads.
- Talk of a large population of children growing up in welfare dependent homes can be misleading if it ignores the fact that most families in receipt of a benefit do not remain on that benefit for extended periods.
- The fact that the employee is dismissed while in receipt of his contractual sick pay does not make the termination automatically unfair.
- 1.1 [count noun] A written or printed statement acknowledging that something has been paid for or that goods have been received: always make sure you get a receiptMore example sentences
- In some parts of the country, criminal gangs will pay homeless people to rummage though dustbins for receipts and bank statements.
- Sometimes I think I'm broke and then I'll find a €50 note nestling between a taxi receipt and an ATM statement.
- A single mother from Stratton is warning people to check their receipts and bank statements after she was charged twice for the same items.
- 1.2 (receipts) An amount of money received during a particular period by an organization or business: box office receiptsMore example sentences
- Income tax receipts also include money netted by the Revenue Commissioners from its special investigations into tax evasion.
- A growing number of states are in deficit as declining business profits reduce tax receipts and other revenues.
- According to Professor Spencer, a drop-off in income tax receipts has been the result of the collapse in the technology sector, and the fading fortunes of wealthy financial workers.
- 2 • archaic A recipe: she spent hours in the kitchen, trying all sorts of receiptsMore example sentences
- The Ohio testers found that most of the receipts can be made easily with present-day ingredients, techniques, and equipment.
- Romans have always loved eating well (Apicio, who lived in the I century A.D. left a lot of cooking receipts) and today Roman dishes are considered Italian dishes.
verb[with object] (usually as adjective receipted) Back to top
- Mark (a bill) as paid: the receipted hotel billMore example sentences
- Confirmation letters will be sent on receipt of booking and receipted invoices will be sent on receipt of payment, which must be made before the event.
- It is a receipted bill (dated 21 August 1817) from Bennets Hotel in Inverness.
- Only correctly receipted invoices will be acceptable in support of a claim for grant assistance.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French receite, from medieval Latin recepta 'received', feminine past participle of Latin recipere. The -p- was inserted in imitation of the Latin spelling.