ACQUITTANCE, or Quittance, a Release, or Discharge in Writing, of a Sum of Money, or other Duty which ought to be paid or done. See RECEIPT.The Verb Acquit, the Participle Acquitted, and the Noun Acquittal, do also signify a Discharge from an Offence objected.—In this sense, we meet with Acquitted by Proclamation, See ACQUITTAL.