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ACQUITTANCE, contracts. An agreement in writing to discharge a party from an engagement to pay a sum of money. It is evidence of payment. It differs from a release in this, that the latter must be under seal, while an acquittance need not be under seal. Poth. Oblig. n. 781. In Pennsylvania, a receipt, (q.v.) though not under seal, has nearly the same effect as a release. 1 Rawle, R. 391. Vide 3 Salk. 298, pl. 2; Off. of Ex. 217 ; Co. Litt. 212 a, 273 a.

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Iran's legislator has considered special requirements for obtaining and accuracy of the consent and acquittance that include the compliance with the general conditions of the contracts like intent, willingness, legal capacity, legitimacy and legality.
In response to this question that whether a careful, proficient and non culprit doctor by getting the acquittance from the patient or his parent is responsible for the loss or not, the great jurisprudents have presented some comments that are based on the Islamic penal code.
14) The acquittance is dated 1 January, 19 Henry VII (1504).
The receipt by the Custodian, for the minor, of any principal or income transferred pursuant to this paragraph shall be a full acquittance and discharge of my Personal Representative or Trustee, as applicable, from liability with respect to such transfer and from further accountability for the principal or income so transferred.
77) King: <f> Now must your conscience my acquittance seal, And you must put me in your heart for friend, Sith you have heard, and with a knowing ear, That he which hath your noble father slain Pursued my life.
With the widening of the participants of aso ebi to include family, friends and acquittances, the practice is more than just a uniform but it is fast becoming a form of economic transaction.
Acquittances also refer to sums laid out to those tradesmen who constructed parts of the building in Middlesex while Street worked out in the country.
Moreover, several of the acquittances indicate that the tradesmen who worked on the project were hired by Street who served as overseer for all phases of the project; for instance, William Shepherd, bricklayer, and Richard Deller, bargeman, were both paid "at the appointment of Peter Street.