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Quittance, subst. 1) discharge from a debt, acquittance: “in any bill, warrant, q. or obligation,” Wiv. I, 1, 10. “omittance is no q.” As III, 5, 133.
2) payment, return, requital: “rendering faint q. to Harry Monmouth,” H4B I, 1, 108. “shall forget the office of our hand sooner than q. of desert,” H5 II, 2, 34. “no gift to him, but breeds the giver a return exceeding all use of q.” Tim. I, 1, 291.
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