Definition of receipt in English:

receipt

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of receiving something or the fact of its being received:

    ‘I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter’
    ‘families in receipt of supplementary benefit’
    • ‘Elderly people in receipt of a mobility allowance are being seriously disadvantaged when they reach the age of 65 years, it has emerged this week.’
    • ‘The result is that the total number in receipt of the benefit has risen.’
    • ‘As a councillor, I have been in receipt of hundreds of letters from the local community expressing their concerns at the condition of our roads.’
    • ‘The closing date for receipt of entries will be Friday December 6, 2002.’
    • ‘After receipt of the equalization payment she will not have a need for support.’
    • ‘We acknowledge receipt of your letter of 7th February and reply as follows.’
    • ‘He has not yet even had the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of my letter.’
    • ‘My decision with respect to costs shall be reserved pending receipt of written submissions from the parties.’
    • ‘At present there are about 271 members contributing to the scheme, with approximately 1,100 in receipt of a pension.’
    • ‘Those in receipt of social welfare are eligible.’
    • ‘The number of people of employable age in receipt of incapacity benefit for longer than six months has quadrupled - from half a million in 1981 to two million in 2002.’
    • ‘The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, August 5 at 5pm.’
    • ‘The fact that the employee is dismissed while in receipt of his contractual sick pay does not make the termination automatically unfair.’
    • ‘More than 50,000 low-income households are in receipt of such financial support, funded by the Department of Social and Family Affairs.’
    • ‘Grants to improve heating and insulation of property are available to pensioners in receipt of pension credit or attendance allowance and anyone receiving a disability living allowance.’
    • ‘Talk of a large population of children growing up in welfare dependent homes can be misleading if it ignores the fact that most families in receipt of a benefit do not remain on that benefit for extended periods.’
    • ‘Upon receipt of your instructions we will write to the debtor demanding payment of the outstanding sums.’
    • ‘Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, November at 12 noon.’
    • ‘Employers must retain records in respect of each employee in receipt of taxable benefits.’
    • ‘I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th May 2003 and comment as follows.’
    receiving, reception, getting, obtaining, gaining
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    1. 1.1[count noun] A written or printed statement acknowledging that something has been paid for or that goods have been received:
      ‘always make sure you get a receipt’
      • ‘Save your receipts and each evening write down your expenses for the day.’
      • ‘These records are equivalent to the till receipts you are given when shopping in the physical world.’
      • ‘Sometimes I think I'm broke and then I'll find a €50 note nestling between a taxi receipt and an ATM statement.’
      • ‘A single mother from Stratton is warning people to check their receipts and bank statements after she was charged twice for the same items.’
      • ‘You will receive a receipt and acknowledgement by return.’
      • ‘Having a set place to put your monthly bank statements, receipts, and bills can make the difference between chaos and order.’
      • ‘Still another computer scans the debit card information, tells the cashier's computer that the transaction is complete, and prints a receipt.’
      • ‘Watch out for errors on your accounts by keeping good records: hang on to all your receipts and ATM slips and check every statement carefully.’
      • ‘Therefore, if you paid cash, a receipt may be the only proof you have.’
      • ‘Shred or rip up all financial documents (including all receipts, statements, bills and junk mail) before disposal.’
      • ‘Check your statements against your receipts and contact your bank or credit card company immediately if you spot anything unfamiliar.’
      • ‘Then something like a receipt or a statement came out of the machine and she took ages reading it before reinserting her card and doing the same again.’
      • ‘Shredding your statements and receipts is also a good way to protect yourself from ‘bin raiders’, who piece together personal financial information from your rubbish.’
      • ‘In some parts of the country, criminal gangs will pay homeless people to rummage though dustbins for receipts and bank statements.’
      • ‘He just gives you a small receipt printed out by computer.’
      • ‘Then there's his gripe about having to pay a €125 deposit for his broadband service and not receiving a receipt to acknowledge that he's coughed up.’
      • ‘All collectors will carry appropriate identification and official receipts will be provided.’
      • ‘To his surprise, the agent wrote him a receipt for the cash and stamped it.’
      • ‘Get in the habit of regularly shredding statements, receipts, credit card applications, and other material with personal identification information.’
      • ‘Check your receipts against your statements carefully.’
      • ‘Customers then place their order, print off a receipt and return home.’
      proof of purchase, sales slip, sales ticket, till receipt
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    2. 1.2receipts An amount of money received during a particular period by an organization or business:
      ‘box office receipts’
      • ‘Income tax receipts have soared by 19 per cent in the last year and the economy is all but back to full employment.’
      • ‘And consider this, videogame sales for 1998 were nearly triple the total box office receipts for Hollywood films.’
      • ‘The huge receipts from capital gains tax in the late 1990s are gone.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts are up 10.1 per cent and corporation tax receipts are up 13.1 per cent.’
      • ‘Unlike the financing of payments from export and income receipts, reliance on borrowed funds may not be sustainable.’
      • ‘A solicitor does not have to disclose a client's entire file to the accountant - only correspondence covering payments and receipts.’
      • ‘A growing number of states are in deficit as declining business profits reduce tax receipts and other revenues.’
      • ‘The long-term funding gap facing Social Security is large because promised benefits exceed payroll tax receipts by trillions of dollars.’
      • ‘Our income tax receipts currently account for 8 per cent of GDP approximately.’
      • ‘More revenue had to be raised from customs as receipts from land sales tapered off.’
      • ‘Some small businesses with gross receipts up to $10 million can now use the cash method of accounting.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts were down 3.1% in the January-February period compared with the same period last year.’
      • ‘According to Professor Spencer, a drop-off in income tax receipts has been the result of the collapse in the technology sector, and the fading fortunes of wealthy financial workers.’
      • ‘With the collapse in world equity markets and the fall in house prices, capital gains and inheritance tax receipts will continue to fall for the foreseeable future.’
      • ‘A capacity 14,500 crowd will produce gate receipts of £400,000.’
      • ‘That surplus is being unexpectedly whittled away as the income tax cut and the economic slowdown lower federal tax receipts.’
      • ‘In the balance of payments the money flowing in comes from export receipts and from capital imports (like receiving foreign loans and foreign direct investment).’
      • ‘Income tax receipts are 1.8% ahead of the same period last year, compared with a Budget target of 8.4%.’
      • ‘Industry newspaper Variety estimates that around 65 per cent of total box office receipts for Hollywood films come from overseas.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts also include money netted by the Revenue Commissioners from its special investigations into tax evasion.’
      • ‘While Asian firms make up 30 percent of all minority companies, they account for 52 percent of all receipts from minority businesses.’
      • ‘Some market analysts argue that income tax receipts - where the greatest fall has occurred - have been distorted due to the change in the fiscal year.’
      proceeds, takings, money received, payment received, income, revenue, earnings, turnover
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  • 2archaic A recipe:

    ‘she spent hours in the kitchen, trying all sorts of receipts’
    • ‘The Ohio testers found that most of the receipts can be made easily with present-day ingredients, techniques, and equipment.’
    • ‘Romans have always loved eating well (Apicio, who lived in the I century A.D. left a lot of cooking receipts) and today Roman dishes are considered Italian dishes.’
    cooking directions
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective receipted
  • Mark (a bill) as paid:

    ‘the receipted hotel bill’
    • ‘Only correctly receipted invoices will be acceptable in support of a claim for grant assistance.’
    • ‘It is a receipted bill (dated 21 August 1817) from Bennets Hotel in Inverness.’
    • ‘Confirmation letters will be sent on receipt of booking and receipted invoices will be sent on receipt of payment, which must be made before the event.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French receite, from medieval Latin recepta received, feminine past participle of Latin recipere. The -p- was inserted in imitation of the Latin spelling.

Pronunciation:

receipt

/rɪˈsiːt/