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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquittance  \Ac*quit"tance\,  n.  [OF.  aquitance  fr  aquiter  See 
  {Acquit}.] 
  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. 
 
  You  can  produce  acquittances  For  such  a  sum,  from 
  special  officers.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquittance  \Ac*quit"tance\,  v.  t. 
  To  acquit.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquittance 
  n  :  a  legal  document  evidencing  the  discharge  of  a  debt  or 
  obligation  [syn:  {release}] 




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