Re*ceipt" (?), n. [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive.]


The act of receiving; reception.

"At the receipt of your letter."



Reception, as an act of hospitality.


Thy kind receipt of me. Chapman.


Capability of receiving; capacity.


It has become a place of great receipt. Evelyn.


Place of receiving.


He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom. Matt. ix. 9.


Hence, a recess; a retired place.

[Obs.] "In a retired receipt together lay."



A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake.

She had a receipt to make white hair black. Sir T. Browne.


A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.


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.

Cross receipts. See under Gross, a.


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Re*ceipt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. & vb. n. Receipting.]


To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.


To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.


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Re*ceipt", v. i.

To give a receipt, as for money paid.


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