Meaning of RECEIPT in English

I. ri-ˈsēt noun

Etymology: Middle English receite, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin recepta, probably from Latin, neuter plural of receptus, past participle of recipere to receive

Date: 14th century

1. : recipe


a. obsolete : receptacle

b. archaic : a revenue office

3. : the act or process of receiving

4. : something received — usually used in plural

5. : a writing acknowledging the receiving of goods or money

II. transitive verb

Date: 1787

1. : to give a receipt for or acknowledge the receipt of

2. : to mark as paid

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