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receipt

noun uk   us   /rɪˈsiːt/

receipt noun (PIECE OF PAPER)

A2 [C] (US also sales slip) a piece of paper that proves that money, goods, or information have been received: Make sure you are given a receipt for everything you buy.
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receipt noun (RECEIVING)

B2 [U] formal the act or state of receiving money or goods: Goods will be delivered on receipt of payment (= after the money is received). You have been in receipt of unemployment benefit for two months.receipts [plural] the amounts of money received during a particular period by a business: The theatre's receipts for the winter were badly down.
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