Definition of receipt in English:

receipt

noun

  • 1The action of receiving something or the fact of its being received.

    ‘I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter’
    ‘this office is already in receipt of your midterm grades’
    • ‘After receipt of the equalization payment she will not have a need for support.’
    • ‘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 applications is Tuesday, August 5 at 5pm.’
    • ‘The result is that the total number in receipt of the benefit has risen.’
    • ‘Upon receipt of your instructions we will write to the debtor demanding payment of the outstanding sums.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More than 50,000 low-income households are in receipt of such financial support, funded by the Department of Social and Family Affairs.’
    • ‘I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 29th May 2003 and comment as follows.’
    • ‘At present there are about 271 members contributing to the scheme, with approximately 1,100 in receipt of a pension.’
    • ‘My decision with respect to costs shall be reserved pending receipt of written submissions from the parties.’
    • ‘He has not yet even had the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of my letter.’
    • ‘We acknowledge receipt of your letter of 7th February and reply as follows.’
    • ‘The closing date for receipt of entries will be Friday December 6, 2002.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fact that the employee is dismissed while in receipt of his contractual sick pay does not make the termination automatically unfair.’
    • ‘Those in receipt of social welfare are eligible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Employers must retain records in respect of each employee in receipt of taxable benefits.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, November at 12 noon.’
    receiving, reception, getting, obtaining, gaining
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    1. 1.1 A written or printed statement acknowledging that something has been paid for or that goods have been received.
      • ‘Customers then place their order, print off a receipt and return home.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You will receive a receipt and acknowledgement by return.’
      • ‘Check your statements against your receipts and contact your bank or credit card company immediately if you spot anything unfamiliar.’
      • ‘In some parts of the country, criminal gangs will pay homeless people to rummage though dustbins for receipts and bank statements.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘All collectors will carry appropriate identification and official receipts will be provided.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Still another computer scans the debit card information, tells the cashier's computer that the transaction is complete, and prints a receipt.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Get in the habit of regularly shredding statements, receipts, credit card applications, and other material with personal identification information.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘To his surprise, the agent wrote him a receipt for the cash and stamped it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Check your receipts against your statements carefully.’
      • ‘He just gives you a small receipt printed out by computer.’
      • ‘Having a set place to put your monthly bank statements, receipts, and bills can make the difference between chaos and order.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
      • ‘That surplus is being unexpectedly whittled away as the income tax cut and the economic slowdown lower federal tax receipts.’
      • ‘Industry newspaper Variety estimates that around 65 per cent of total box office receipts for Hollywood films come from overseas.’
      • ‘A solicitor does not have to disclose a client's entire file to the accountant - only correspondence covering payments and receipts.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The huge receipts from capital gains tax in the late 1990s are gone.’
      • ‘More revenue had to be raised from customs as receipts from land sales tapered off.’
      • ‘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).’
      • ‘Our income tax receipts currently account for 8 per cent of GDP approximately.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts are 1.8% ahead of the same period last year, compared with a Budget target of 8.4%.’
      • ‘And consider this, videogame sales for 1998 were nearly triple the total box office receipts for Hollywood films.’
      • ‘While Asian firms make up 30 percent of all minority companies, they account for 52 percent of all receipts from minority businesses.’
      • ‘The long-term funding gap facing Social Security is large because promised benefits exceed payroll tax receipts by trillions of dollars.’
      • ‘Unlike the financing of payments from export and income receipts, reliance on borrowed funds may not be sustainable.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A capacity 14,500 crowd will produce gate receipts of £400,000.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts have soared by 19 per cent in the last year and the economy is all but back to full employment.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts were down 3.1% in the January-February period compared with the same period last year.’
      • ‘A growing number of states are in deficit as declining business profits reduce tax receipts and other revenues.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts also include money netted by the Revenue Commissioners from its special investigations into tax evasion.’
      • ‘Some small businesses with gross receipts up to $10 million can now use the cash method of accounting.’
      • ‘Income tax receipts are up 10.1 per cent and corporation tax receipts are up 13.1 per cent.’
      proceeds, takings, money received, payment received, income, revenue, earnings, turnover
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  • 2archaic A recipe.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Ohio testers found that most of the receipts can be made easily with present-day ingredients, techniques, and equipment.’
    cooking directions
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective receipted
  • 1 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.’
    1. 1.1 Write a receipt for (goods or money)
      ‘all fish shall be receipted at time of purchase’
      • ‘Trade union leaders want some form of tax credit for receipted outlays, a move calculated to inflame feeling among stay-at-home parents who have already been hit by tax individualisation.’
      • ‘Balinese ‘traditional’ law then applies: you must reimburse the receipted medical costs of the injured person and are expected to show care, for example, by visiting them in hospital.’
      • ‘All donations will be receipted where names are provided.’
      • ‘Quote Ref MSC350 on all donations which will be receipted and acknowledged.’
      • ‘Photographs will be receipted, copied and then returned to the owners.’
      • ‘The option of providing tax relief for receipted outlays on childcare is also being examined by a cabinet subcommittee.’
      • ‘Of course, records of spending are all receipted, and no one was accusing him of cooking the books.’
      • ‘He added that he thought Brown was acting on behalf of the Royal Family and it was an officially recorded and receipted sale.’

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

/rəˈsēt/