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Acquittance, subst. 1) a writing which is evidence of a discharge: “you can produce --s for such a sum,” LLL II, 161. Cymb. V, 4, 174.
2) acquittal, discharge: “now must your conscience my a. seal,” Hml. IV, 7, 1.
3) payment, retribution: “comforts of sudden respect and a.” Oth. IV, 2, 192 (only in Q1; the rest of O. Edd. acquaintance).
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