1》 the action of receiving something or the fact of its being received.
↘a written or printed acknowledgement of this.
↘( ~s ) an amount of money received over a period by an organization.
2》 archaic a recipe.
■ verb [usu. as adjective ~ed ] mark (a bill) as paid.
ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. receite , from med. L. recepta 'received', feminine past participle of L. recipere .