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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: receite, from Medieval Latin recepta, from Latin recipere; RECEIVE

receipt

noun
     
reā€§ceipt S2
1 [countable]BBT 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.
receipt for
Make sure you get receipts for everything.
Can you give me a receipt?
2 [uncountable] formal when someone receives something
receipt of
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

receipts

[plural] technicalBF the money that a business, bank, or government receives:
total revenue receipts of $18.4 million
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