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1 a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
2 payment of a debt or obligation [syn: repayment]

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  1. a release or acquittal
  2. a discharge from a debt or obligation; a document that shows this discharge
  3. a recompense or reprisal

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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