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Answer for the clue "A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation ", 11 letters:
acquittance

Word definitions for acquittance in dictionaries

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
alt. 1 The clear off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. 2 A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand. n. 1 The clear off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation [syn: release ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Acquittance \Ac*quit"tance\, n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See Acquit .] The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand. ...

Usage examples of acquittance.

On this principle, at Barjols, they tax the Ursulin nuns 1,800 livres, carry off fifty loads of wheat from the Chapter, eighteen from one poor artisan, and forty from another, and constrain canons and beneficiaries to give acquittances to their farmers.

There is the same punishment if to any contract or acquittance he affixes his accustomed signature.

In that case the acquittance falls on the land, and not on the person.