Acqu'ittance. n.s. [from acquit.]
- The act of discharging from a debt.
But soon shall find
Forbearance, no acquittance, ere day end
Justice shall not return, as beauty, scorn’d. Par. Lost, b. x.
- A writing testifying the receipt of a debt.
You can produce acquittances
For such a sum, from special officers
Of Charles his father. Shakesp. Love‘s Labour Lost.
They quickly pay their debt, and then
Take no acquittances, but pay again. Donne.
They had got a worse trick than that; the same man bought and sold to himself, paid the money, and gave the acquittance. Arbuthnot's Hist. of John Bull.