Definitions for: Receipt


[n] the act of receiving
[n] an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
[v] mark or stamp as paid
[v] report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*ceipt", n. [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F.
recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See
Receive.]
1. The act of receiving; reception. ``At the receipt of your
letter.'' --Shak.

2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.]

Thy kind receipt of me. --Chapman.

3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.]

It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn.

4. Place of receiving. [Obs.]

He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt
of custom. --Matt. ix. 9.

5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] ``In a retired
receipt together lay.'' --Chapman.

6. A formulary according to the directions of which things
are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for
making sponge cake.

She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T.
Browne.

7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods
delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.

8. That which is received; that which comes in, in
distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away,
and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts
amounted to a thousand dollars.

Cross receipts. See under Gross, a.


Re*ceipt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Receipting.]
1. To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a
sheriff.

2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to
receipt a bill.


Re*ceipt", v. i.
To give a receipt, as for money paid.

Synonyms: acknowledge, reception

See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, acquiring, bill of lading, check, check off, communicate, getting, mark, mark off, pass, pass on, pawn ticket, put across, stub, tick off, ticket stub, waybill

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