Receipt Re*ceipt", n. [OE. receite, OF. recete, recepte, F. recette, fr. L. recipere, receptum, to receive. See Receive.] 1. The act of receiving; reception. ``At the receipt of your letter.' --Shak. 2. Reception, as an act of hospitality. [Obs.] Thy kind receipt of me. --Chapman. 3. Capability of receiving; capacity. [Obs.] It has become a place of great receipt. --Evelyn. 4. Place of receiving. [Obs.] He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom. --Matt. ix. 9. 5. Hence, a recess; a retired place. [Obs.] ``In a retired receipt together lay.' --Chapman. 6. A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake. She had a receipt to make white hair black. --Sir T. Browne. 7. A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid. 8. That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars. Cross receipts. See under Gross, a., Receipt Re*ceipt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Receipted; p. pr. & vb. n. Receipting.] 1. To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff. 2. To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill., Receipt Re*ceipt", v. i. To give a receipt, as for money paid.