Receipt

Definition of Receipt

Re`ceipt´   Pronunciation: rė`sēt´
n.1.The act of receiving; reception.
2.Reception, as an act of hospitality.
Thy kind receipt of me.
- Chapman.
3.Capability of receiving; capacity.
It has become a place of great receipt.
- Evelyn.
4.Place of receiving.
He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom.
- Matt. ix. 9.
5.Hence, a recess; a retired place.
6.A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake.
She had a receipt to make white hair black.
- Sir T. Browne.
7.A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
8.That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; - usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars.
Gross receipts
See under Gross, a.
v. t.1.To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.
[imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. & vb. n. Receipting.]
2.To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.
v. i.1.To give a receipt, as for money paid.

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