Receipt vs recipe

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A receipt is an acknowledgement of something having been received. Often, a receipt is an acknowledgement of payment for goods or services rendered. Receipt may be used as a noun or a verb. An archaic meaning of receipt is recipe, the use of the word receipt to mean recipe survived until the latter part of the twentieth century in the United States, especially in the southern United States. Receipt is derived from the Old French word recite, which means receipt, recipe, prescription.

A recipe is a list of ingredients required to prepare a dish as well as the directions as to how to prepare that dish. Recipe is also used to describe a particular course of action that will lead to a particular outcome. Recipe is a noun, derived from the Middle French word récipé which means medical prescription.


Our view is that it is OK as long as you can opt out of receiving any future marketing material (no one wants to be forever sent spam), and that a paper receipt is still offered if it is wanted. (The Guardian)

In response, Shoemake on Thursday, submitted to the court a screenshot of what appears to be an electronic receipt for the purchase of a three-day festival pass, for June 17, 18 and 19. (The Pacific Daily News)

THE Auditor-General has unearthed massive financial irregularities at Seke 1 High School in Chitungwiza ranging from inflating of prices for services rendered, duplication of receipt books for levies and illegal payment of allowances to staff members. (The Herald)

The recipe for Isabelle Sarkody’s breakfast cups made with Greek yogurt, shredded cheese and mushrooms and tortillas has been so successful in a recent competition, the Yake Elementary School second grader can almost taste victory. (The News-Herald)

The cake, which is a recipe from Southern Living, stands out from others because in addition to the obvious shredded carrots, the cake batter is bolstered with crushed pineapple and shredded coconut. (People Magazine)

Saudi Arabia has the human and natural resources to reclaim its leadership role in the Gulf, and together with other regional powers must embark on a process of reconciliation, which is the only recipe for stability and peace. (The World POst)

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