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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kwit-ns]
    • /əˈkwɪt ns/
    • /ə.ˈkwɪt.əns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kwit-ns]
    • /əˈkwɪt ns/

Definitions of acquittance word

  • noun acquittance a release from or settlement of a debt, etc 3
  • noun acquittance a record of this, such as a receipt 3
  • noun acquittance a settlement of, or release from, debt or liability 3
  • noun acquittance a record of this; receipt 3
  • noun acquittance the act of acquitting. 1
  • noun acquittance the discharge of a debt or obligation. 1

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Origin of acquittance

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English aquitance < Old French. See acquit, -ance

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Parts of speech for Acquittance


acquittance popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acquittance usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acquittance

noun acquittance

  • adherence — Adherence is the fact of adhering to a particular rule, agreement, or belief.
  • acknowledgment — An acknowledgment is a statement or action which recognizes that something exists or is true.
  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • fulfillment — the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  • celebration — A celebration is a special enjoyable event that people organize because something pleasant has happened or because it is someone's birthday or anniversary.

Antonyms for acquittance

noun acquittance

  • heedless — careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • inattention — lack of attention; negligence.
  • indifference — lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
  • thoughtlessness — lacking in consideration for others; inconsiderate; tactless: a thoughtless remark.

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