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QUITTANCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does quittance mean? 

QUITTANCE (noun)
  The noun QUITTANCE has 2 senses:

1. a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
2. payment of a debt or obligation

  Familiarity information: QUITTANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUITTANCE (noun)


Sense 1quittance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("quittance" is a kind of...):

document (a written account of ownership or obligation)


Sense 2quittance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Payment of a debt or obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

quittance; repayment

Hypernyms ("quittance" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quittance"):

redemption (repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock))


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