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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A freeing from a debt. Also: Something given in return.

Usage examples (36)
  • They were seeking a quittance from the mortgage so they sold the house to pay off the loan.
  • Rendering faint quittance, wearied and out-breathed,
  • But for him we had no doubt got a short quittance from
  • Hereat the brewer did wonder, and desired to see the quittance. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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