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Acquittance

Ac`quit´tance
n.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.
v. t.1.To acquit.
Noun1.acquittance - a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
Synonyms: release

ACQUITTANCE, contracts. An agreement in writing to discharge a party from an engagement to pay a sum of money. It is evidence of payment. It differs from a release in this, that the latter must be under seal, while an acquittance need not be under seal. Poth. Oblig. n. 781. In Pennsylvania, a receipt, (q.v.) though not under seal, has nearly the same effect as a release. 1 Rawle, R. 391. Vide 3 Salk. 298, pl. 2; Off. of Ex. 217 ; Co. Litt. 212 a, 273 a.

instrument, jurisprudence, law, legal document, legal instrument, official document, release
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