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Acquittance  n.  
The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand. "You can produce acquittances For such a sum, from special officers."

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"Acquittance" Quotes from Famous Books

... latter are worth noting. In 1597 there resided at Lutterworth, only a few miles from Stratford, a Thomas Shakespeare, who was employed by William Glover, of Hillenden, in Northamptonshire, gent., as his agent to receive and give an acquittance for a considerable sum of money.[272] It is not clear whether it was this same person or a son who was the Thomas Shakespeare, gent., of Staple Inn, Middlesex, who presented a certificate to some unnamed court, October 12, 1604, accounting for his non-appearance in a case.[273] ...
— Shakespeare's Family • Mrs. C. C. Stopes

... the building, which was insufficient. The queen added thereto the honour of Woodstock, an appanage of the crown, on the simple condition of rendering at Windsor Castle every year on the anniversary of the victory of Blenheim, a flag adorned with three fleur-de-lys, "as acquittance for all manner of rents, suits and ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Isaac D'Israeli

Words linked to "Acquittance" :   jurisprudence, official document, legal document, instrument, legal instrument

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