[re.ceipt] n [ME receite, fr. ONF, fr. ML recepta, prob. fr. L, neut. pl. of receptus, pp. of recipere to receive] (14c) 1: recipe
2. a obs: receptacle b archaic: a revenue office
3: the act or process of receiving
4: something received--usu. used in pl.
5: a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money
receipt vt (1787) 1: to give a receipt for or acknowledge the receipt of
2: to mark as paid