|Language:||Old North French|
|Origin:||receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere; RECEIVE|
a piece of paper that you are given which shows that you have paid for something:
Keep your receipt in case you want to bring it back.
Make sure you get receipts for everything.
Can you give me a receipt?
2 [uncountable] formal
when someone receives something
the closing date for receipt of applications
on/upon receipt of something
The booking will be made on receipt of a deposit.
be in receipt of something (=to have received something)
3 [plural] technicalBF
the money that a business, bank, or government receives:
total revenue receipts of $18.4 million