First time asking a question here. I was curious if there is any relevant distinction between these two words that mean receipt: 領収書 and 受領書.

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    BTW: the difference between 領収書 and レシート might actually make for a slightly more interesting Q&A.
    – Will
    Commented Jan 16, 2019 at 4:02

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受領書 is letter of acceptance of any items. 領収書 only of money.

I suppose most times when you issue what is named "receipt" is about money. In these cases, Japanese conventionally prefers the narrower term, 領収書.

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