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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 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 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 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 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 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 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, ... The Eighth Edition. ... with Great Additions and Improvements, ... by Giles Jacob

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 previewThe Law-dictionary (1797)

Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law, in Theory and Practice; Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information, Historical, Political, and Commercial, on the Subjects of Our Law, Trade, and Government by Sir 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 seal, is only evidence of satisfaction, ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise Progress and Present State of the British Law Etc. The 4. Ed. with Extensive Additions ... by Thomas Colpitts Granger (1835)

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; see per Heath, J., 2 Taunt. 143; but an acquittance, without seal, ...

Google previewGentistoria, from Government Records and Official Sources (1906)

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 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 previewReports of Cases in the Reigns of Hen. VIII, Edw. VI, Q. Mary, and Q. Eliz (1794)

by Sir James Dyer, John Vaillant

To debt on an indenture for payment of a sum of money, payment without acquittance is a bad plea, 6.pl. 3. 25.pl. 16o To debt on a lease for years non habuif nec occupavit is a bad plea ; secus on a lease at will, 14, pl. 7o To debt for twenty ...

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 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 previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson

An acquittance is a full discharge, and bars all actions, 5.-c. ACRIDE, in entomology, the name by which Linnaeus has distinguished the first family of 'the gryllus, or the cricket, properly so called: the characters of which are, that the head is ...

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 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 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 ...

Google previewA compendious law dictionary (1815)

containing both an explanation of the terms and the law itself : intended for the use of the country gentleman, the merchant, and the professional man by Thomas Potts

ACQUITTANCE, a release or discharge in writing for a sum ol' money; and no one it obliged to pay a turn of money, if the demandant refuse to give an acquittance. An acquittance given by a servant, for a sum of money received, for the use of ...

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 previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

acquittal; acquittance; ✳acquitment. Acquittal is the usual term, meaning both (1) “a release or discharge from debt or other liability”; and (2) “a setting free or deliverance from the charge of an offense by ...

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