acquittance of debt


acquittance of debt
exemption from financial liability, release from financial obligation

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Acquittance — Ac*quit tance, n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See {Acquit}.] 1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. [1913 Webster] 2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquittance — ac·quit·tance /ə kwit əns/ n: acquittal (1) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. acquittance …   Law dictionary

  • acquittance — [ə kwit′ ns] n. [ME aquitaunce < OFr aquitance: see ACQUIT & ANCE] 1. a settlement of, or release from, debt or liability 2. a record of this; receipt …   English World dictionary

  • Acquittance — A document that shows that a debtor has been released from a debt obligation. An acquittance are often given as an indication from the lender to a debtor that the owed amount has been completely repaid and that the lender cannot request further… …   Investment dictionary

  • acquittance — /euh kwit ns/, n. 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. [1300 50; ME aquitance < OF. See ACQUIT, ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • acquittance — noun a) The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. b) A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand …   Wiktionary

  • acquittance — ac quit·tance || tÉ™ns n. exoneration, pardon; discharge from debt; document evidencing discharge from debt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquittance — n. 1 payment of or release from a debt. 2 a written receipt attesting settlement of a debt. Etymology: ME f. OF aquitance (as ACQUIT) …   Useful english dictionary

  • debt service — Synonyms and related words: acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, amortization, amortizement, binder, cash, cash payment, clearance, defrayal, defrayment, deposit, disbursal, discharge, doling out, down payment, earnest, earnest money, hire… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acquittance — noun Law a written receipt attesting the settlement of a fine or debt …   English new terms dictionary


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