omittance (n.) "omission," c.1600, perhaps coined by Shakespeare, who used it in wordplay ("Omittance is no quittance"), from OMIT (Cf. omit) + -ANCE (Cf. -ance).

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  • Omittance — O*mit tance, n. The act of omitting, or the state of being omitted; forbearance; neglect. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • omittance — noun the act of omitting something I marvel why I answerd not again; …   Wiktionary

  • omittance — n. deletion; nonfulfillment; default; negligence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • omittance — /amitans/ Forbearance; omission …   Black's law dictionary

  • omittance — noun ( s) Etymology: omit + ance obsolete : omission …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quittance — Quit tance (kw[i^]t tans), n. [OE. quitaunce, OF. quitance, F. quittance. See {Quit}, v. t.] 1. Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance. [1913 Webster] Omittance is no quittance. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Recompense; return; repayment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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