Definition of quittance in English:

quittance

noun

archaic, literary
  • 1A release or discharge from a debt or obligation.

    ‘will any say when my bell of quittance is heard in the gloom?’
    • ‘After quittances involving debt payments, perhaps the next largest number of documents involving Jews were concerned with buying defense against outrageous fees and licensing.’
    paying off, paying back, discharge, clearing, squaring, honouring
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    1. 1.1 A document certifying this; a receipt.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French quitance, from quiter ‘to release’ (see quit).

Pronunciation

quittance

/ˈkwɪt(ə)ns/