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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for acquittance in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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acquittance (countable and uncountable, plural acquittances)

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


acquittance (third-person singular simple present acquittances, present participle acquittancing, simple past and past participle acquittanced)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To acquit.