Definition of receipt in English:

receipt

Line breaks: re|ceipt
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsiːt
 
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noun

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 benefit
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  • 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.
Synonyms
arrival, delivery
rare recipience
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 receipt
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  • 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.
Synonyms
proof of purchase, sales slip, sales ticket, till receipt;
stub, counterfoil, voucher, slip, docket
Law , dated acquittance
1.2 (receipts) An amount of money received during a particular period by an organization or business: box office receipts
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  • 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.
Synonyms
proceeds, takings, money/payment received, income, revenue, earnings, turnover;
gate;
profits, gains, financial return(s), return(s);
North American take
2 archaic A recipe: she spent hours in the kitchen, trying all sorts of receipts
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  • 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 bill
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  • 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.

Origin

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.

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