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 for Receipt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receipt \Re*ceipt"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]t"), n. [OE. receite, OF.
     recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to
     receive. See Receive.]
     1. The act of receiving; reception. "At the receipt of your
        letter." --Shak.
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     2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.]
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              Thy kind receipt of me.               --Chapman.
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     3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.]
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              It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn.
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     4. Place of receiving. [Obs.]
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              He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt
              of custom.                            --Matt. ix. 9.
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     5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] "In a retired
        receipt together lay." --Chapman.
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     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.
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              She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T.
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     7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods
        delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
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     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.
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     Gross receipts. See under Gross, a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receipt \Re*ceipt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Receipting.]
     1. To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a
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     2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to
        receipt a bill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receipt \Re*ceipt"\, v. i.
     To give a receipt, as for money paid.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of receiving [syn: reception, receipt]
      2: an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been
      v 1: report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged
           the submission of the authors of the paper" [syn:
           acknowledge, receipt]
      2: mark or stamp as paid

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "receipt":
     acceptance, acknowledge receipt of, acknowledgment, acquire,
     acquisition, acquittance, admission, admittance, aid, alterative,
     analeptic, answer, answering, antiphon, arrival, assistance,
     assumption, avails, back answer, back talk, backchat, balm, balsam,
     box office, canceled check, comeback, commissions, corrective,
     counterfoil, credit, credits, cure, delivery, derivation,
     discharge, disposable income, dividend, dividends, earned income,
     earnings, echo, evasive reply, form, formula, formulary, gains,
     gate, gate receipts, get, getting, gross, gross income,
     gross receipts, healing agent, healing quality, help, income,
     intake, make, mark paid, net, net income, net receipts, output,
     prescription, proceeds, produce, profits, quittance, reaction,
     ready reply, receipt in full, receipts, receivables, receival,
     receive, receiving, reception, recipe, refuge, rejoinder, release,
     relief, remedial measure, remedy, repartee, replication, reply,
     repost, rescript, rescription, respondence, response, responsion,
     responsory, restorative, retort, return, returns, revenue,
     reverberation, riposte, royalties, short answer, snappy comeback,
     sovereign remedy, specific, specific remedy, stub, succor, take,
     take-in, taking, taking in, takings, ticket, unearned income,
     voucher, warrant, welcome, welcoming, witty reply, witty retort,
     yes-and-no answer, yield

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RECEIPT, contracts. A receipt is an acknowledgment in writing that the party 
  giving the same has received from the person therein named, the money or 
  other thing therein specified. 
       2. Although expressed to be in full of all demands, it is only prima 
  facie evidence of what it purports to be and upon satisfactory proof being 
  made that it was obtained by fraud, or given either under a mistake of facts 
  or an ignorance of law, it may be inquired into and corrected in a court of 
  law as well as in equity. 1 Pet. C. C. R. 182; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 355; S. P. 7 
  Serg. & Rawle, 309; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 564, 589; 12 Serg. & Rawle, 131; 1 Sid. 
  44; 1 Lev. 43; 1 Saund. 285; 2 Lutw. 1173; Co. Lit. 373; 2 Stark. C. 382; 1 
  W., C. C. R. 328; 2 Mason's R. 541; 11 Mass. 27; 1 Johns. Cas. 145; 9 John. 
  R. 310; 8 Johns. R. 389; 5 Johns. R. 68; 4 Har. & McH. 219; 3 Har. & McH. 
  433; 2 Johns. R. 378; 2 Johns. R., 319. A receipt in full, given with a full 
  knowledge of all the circumstances and in the absence of fraud, seems to be 
  conclusive. 1 Esp. C. 172; Benson v. Bennet, 1 Camp. 394, n. 
       3. A receipt sometimes contains an acknowledgment of having received a 
  thing, and also an agreement to do another. It is only prima facie evidence 
  as far as the receipt goes, but it cannot be contradicted by parol evidence 
  in any part by which the party engages to perform a contract. A bill of 
  lading, for example, partakes of both these characters; it may be 
  contradicted or explained as to the facts stated in the recital, as that the 
  goods were in good order and well conditioned; but, in other respects, it 
  cannot be contradicted in any other manner than a common written contract. 7 
  Mass. R. 297; 1 Bailey, R. 174;  4 Ohio, R. 334; 3 Hawks, R. 580; 1 Phil. & 
  Am. on Ev. 388; Greenl. Ev. Sec. 305. Vide, generally, 1 B. & C. 704 S. C. 8 
  E. C. L. R. 193; 2 Taunt. R. 141; 2 T. R. 366; 5 B. & A. 607; 7 E. C. L. R. 
  206; 3 B. & C. 421; 1 East, R. 460. 
       4. If a man by his receipt acknowledges that he has received money from 
  an agent on account of his principal, and thereby accredits the agent with 
  the principal to that amount, such receipt is, it seems, conclusive as to 
  the payment by the agent. For example, the usual acknowledgment in a policy 
  of insurance of the receipt of premium from the assured, is conclusive of 
  the fact as between the underwriter and the assured; Dalzell v. Mair, 1 
  Camp. 532; although such receipt would not be so between the underwriter and 
  the broker. And if an agent empowered to contract for sale, sell and convey 
  land, enter into articles of agreement by which it is stipulated that the 
  vendee shall clear, make improvements, pay the purchase money by 
  installments, &c., and on the completion of the covenants to be performed by 
  him, receive from the vendor or his legal representatives, a good and 
  sufficient warranty deed in fee for the premises, the receipt of the agent 
  for Such parts of the purchase-money as may be paid before the execution of 
  the deed, is binding on the principal. 6 Serg. & Rawle, 146. See 11 Johns. 
  R. 70. 
       5. A receipt on the back of a bill of exchange is prima facie evidence 
  of payment by the acceptor. Peake's C. 25. The giving of a receipt does not 
  exclude parol evidence of payment. 4 Esp. N. P. C. 214. 
       6. In Pennsylvania it has been holden that a receipt, not under seal, 
  to one of several joint debtors, for his proportion of the debt, discharges 
  the rest. 1 Rawle, 391. But in New York a contrary rule has been adopted. 7 
  John. 207. See Coxe, 81; 1 Root, 72. See Evidence. 

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