What does quittance mean?

Definitions for quittance
ˈkwɪt nsquit·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quittancenoun

    a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt

  2. repayment, quittancenoun

    payment of a debt or obligation


  1. quittancenoun

    a release or acquittal

  2. quittancenoun

    a discharge from a debt or obligation; a document that shows this discharge

  3. quittancenoun

    a recompense or reprisal

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quittancenoun

    Etymology: quitance, Fr.

    Now I am rememb’red, he scorn’d at me!
    But that’s all one; omittance is no quittance. William Shakespeare.

    Mine eyes saw him in bloody state,
    Rend’ring faint quittance, wearied and outbreath’d,
    To Henry Monmouth. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    Plutus, the god of gold,
    Is but his steward; no meed but he repays
    Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him
    But breeds the giver a return exceeding
    All use of quittance. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    We shall forget the office of our hand,
    Sooner than quittance of desert and merit. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Quittanceverb

    To repay; to recompense. A word not used.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Embrace me then this opportunity,
    As fitting best to quittance their deceit. William Shakespeare.


  1. quittance

    Quittance is a formal release or acquittance from debt or obligation, often documented or acknowledged. It may also refer to the document that serves as proof of the discharge or repayment of a debt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quittanceverb

    discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance

  2. Quittanceverb

    recompense; return; repayment

  3. Quittanceverb

    to repay; to requite

  4. Etymology: [OE. quitaunce, OF. quitance, F. quittance. See Quit, v. t.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. quittance

    A release or discharge in writing for a sum of money or other duty, which ought to be paid or done on the ship's account.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quittance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quittance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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