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Definition of the noun acquittance

What does acquittance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acquittances

  1. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

Alternative definition of the noun acquittance

noun

  1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
  2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.

Definition of the verb acquittance

What does acquittance mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. [transitive] [obsolete] To acquit.

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Google previewGentistoria, from Government Records and Official Sources (1904)

An acquittance is a discharge or release from a debt. A receipt differs from a release, in that the latter is under seal. A receipt is executed by the person to whom the delivery or payment. is made. It is not conclusive evidence of payment in law, ...

Google previewAn Institute of the Laws of England, Or, The Laws of England in Their Natural Order, According to Common Use (2006)

Published for the Direction of Young Beginners, Or Students in the Law : and of Others that Desire to Have a General Knowledge in Our Common and Statute Laws by Thomas Wood

t b An Acquittance is a Sort of Release, and is a Discharge in Wri - b ...

Google previewThe Law Library (1841)

An acquittance is a discharge in writing of a sum of money, or other duty, which ought to be paid or done ; as, if one be bound to pay money on an obligation, or rent reserved upon a lease, or the like; and the party to whom the money or duty ...

Google previewA Compleat Body of Conveyancing (1770)

In Theory and Practice ... by Edward Wood (conveyancer), John Salthouse

An Acquittance is a Sort of a Release, and is a Discharge in Writing or by Bill of a Sum Acquittante of Money, or other Duty, which ought to be paid or done-, as, Wha[fone be bound, to pay Money on an obligation, or Rent reserved upon a ...

Google previewLes Termes de la Ley (1812)

Or, Certain Difficult and Obscure Words and Terms of the Common and Statute Laws of England, Now in Use, Expounded and Explained by John Rastell, William Rastell

Acquittance. Acquittance is a discharge in writing of a sum of money, or other duty which ought to be paid or done. As if one be bound to pay money upon obligation, or rent reserved upon a lease, or such like, and the party to whom the money ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

An acquittance is a full discharge, and bars all actions, 8w. ACRIDJE, in entomology, the name by which Linnaeus has distin 'shed the first family of the gryllus, or t e cricket, properly so called: the characters of which are, that the head is ...

Google previewEncyclopædia of Business Law and Forms (1894)

For Business Men, Farmers, Mechanics, Landlords, Tenants, Working Men, Capitalists, and All who Have Business Transactions of Any Kind as Well as for Lawyers and Conveyancers ; Representing the Study and Decisions of Most Able Lawyers and Supreme Judicial Authorities, for All the States and Canada, with Notes and Authorities by Hugh Mortimer Spalding

AN ACQUITTANCE is a discharge or release from a debt. The writing which is evidence of the discharge. A receipt in full, which bars a further demand. An agreement in writing to discharge a party from an engagement to pay a sum of money.

Google previewAn Encyclopædia of Law and Forms (1880)

For All the States and Canada : With Notes and Authorities by Hugh Mortimer Spalding

AN ACQUITTANCE is a discharge or release fi-om a debt.

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

An acquittance is a full discharge, and bars all actions, &c. ACRID iE, in entomology, the name by which Linnxus has distinguished the first family of the gryllus, or the cricket, properly so called : the characters of which are, that the head is ...

Google previewA New Law-dictionary: Containing, the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms ... Together with Such Informations Relating Thereto, as Explain the History and Antiquity of the Law ... Collected and Abstracted from All Dictionaries, Abridgments ... Published to this Time ... The Second Edition Corrected, with Large Additions. To which is Annexed, a Table of References to All the Arguments and Resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt ... By Giles Jacob, Gent (1732)

An Acquittance is a Difcharge and Bar in the Law, to A&tions, &c. And if one acknowledges himself to be fatisfied by Deed, it may be a good Plea in Bar, without any Thing received : But an Aequittance, without ...

Google previewA New Law-dictionary (1762)

Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Law, as Also the Whole Law and Practice Thereof, Under All the Proper Heads and Titles, Together with Such Informations Relating Thereto as Explain the History and Antiquity of the Law, and Our Manners, Customs, and Original Government, Collected and Abstracted from All Dictionaries, Abridgments, Institutes, Reports, Year-books, Charters, Registers, Chronicles, and Histories, Published to this Time ... by Giles Jacob

An Acquittance is a Discharge and Bar in the Law, to A&tions, G'e. And if one acknowledges himself to be fatisfied by Deed, it may be a good Plea in Bar, without any Thing received : But an Aquittance, without ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress and Present State of the British Law (1820)

Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art, and Comrising Also Copious Information on the Subjects of Trade and Government by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

An acquittance is a discharge and bar m the law to actions, &c. And if one acknowledges himself to be satisfied by deed, it may be a good plea in bar, without any thing received ; but an acquittance, without seal, is only evidence of satisfaction, ...

Google previewLaw-dictionary Explaining the Rise, Progress and Present State of the British Law Etc. 3. Ed. with Additions. - London, Payne 1820 (1820)

by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

An acquittance is a discharge and bar in the law to actions, &c. And if one acknowledges himself to be satisfied by deed, it may be a good plea in- bar, without any thing received; but an acquittance, without sea], is only endence of satisfaction, ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary (1809)

Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law; Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government by Giles Jacob, Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

An acquittance is a difcharge and bar in the law to actions, Uc. And if one acknowledges himfelf to be Satisfied by deed, it may be a good plea in bar, without any thing received ; but an acquittance, without feal, is only evidence of Satisfaction, ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary (1792)

Intended for General Use as Well as for Gentlemen of the Profession by Richard Burn

AN ACQUITTANCE is a sort of release, being a discharge in writing of a sum of money or other duty, which ought to be paid or performed. As if one is bound to pay money upon an obligation, or rent reserved upon a lease, and the party to ...

Google previewA New and Complete Law-dictionary, Or, General Abridgment of the Law (1783)

On a More Extensive Plan Than Any Law-dictionary Hitherto Published : Containing Not Only the Explanation of the Terms, But Also the Law Itself, Both with Regard to Theory and Practice ... by Timothy Cunningham

Acquittance ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

For any forgery a counterfeit acceptance of a bill of exchange, or relating to a term of years or annuity, bond, obli- the number Of any accountable receipt for any gation, acquittance, release, or discharge of any note, bill, or any other security for ...

Google previewThe Pacific Law Encyclopedia (1873)

A Complete Hand Book of All Matters Ordinarily Coming Before Judges, Attorneys, Justices of the Peace ... Farmers, Merchants and Business Men ... with Forms, in Conformity with the Statutes Of, and Designed for Use In, the States and Territories of the Pacific Coast by Jabez Franklin Cowdery

ACQUITTANCE. Acquittance. — An agreement in writing to discharge a party from an engagement to pay a sum of money. It ia evidence of payment, and differs from a release : in this, that the latter must be under seal, while an acquittance ...

Google previewThe Student's Law-dictionary (1740)

Or, Compleat English Law-expositor

Acquittance (from the Latin) signifies a Release or Discharge in Writing of Money or other Thing due: As where a Person bound for Payment of Money on Bond, or Rent reserved on Lease, (ssc. and the Party, to whom the Money is due, ...

Google previewThe Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, with Large Additions and Improvements, Adapting the Same to the Present State of British Affairs in America Since the Last Treaty of Peace Made in the Year 1763; with Great Variety of New Remarks and Illustrations Incorporated Throughout the Whole: Together with Every Thing Essential that is Contained in Savary's Dictionary: Also, All the Material Laws of Trade and Navigation Relating to These Kingdoms and the Customs and Usages to which All Traders are Subject (1774)

by Malachy Postlethwayt

ACQUITTANCE, in France, a kind of discharge upon stamped paper, which is made out and delivered to traders, factors, or carriers, by the officers, receivers, and comptrollers of the two grand farms, established for the imports and exports in ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

ACQUITTANCE. In contracts. A written discharge, whereby one is freed from an obligation to pay money or perform a duty. It differs from a release in not requiring to be under seal. This word, though perhaps not strictly speaking synonymous ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 24 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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