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receipts

[ ri-seet ]SEE DEFINITION OF receipts

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECEIPTS

In those days men fastened their letters and receipts and bills with wax.

You will be the only attraction at this performance, and I have only you to count on for the receipts.

But, after all, what are the receipts and expenses of the Holy See?

Tell him, if you like, that I will pay all the expenses of the evening, and leave him the receipts.

There were bills and receipts, notes of trials, and letters in abundance—but no will.

The treasurer announced the receipts for 1888 to be $12,510.

The treasurer reported the receipts of the past year to be $14,020.

Please pay these bills and bring me back the receipts, and what's over.

In this way the patentee can quite often double or treble the receipts from his invention.

Put into practice some idea that will increase the receipts.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of receiving;" also "statement of ingredients in a potion or medicine;" from Anglo-French or Old North French receite "receipt, recipe, prescription" (c.1300), altered (by influence of receit "he receives," from Vulgar Latin *recipit) from Old French recete, from Latin recepta "received," fem. past participle of recipere (see receive). Meaning "written acknowledgment of money or goods received" is from c.1600.

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