1. The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge
of a debt or an obligation.
No man envieth the payment of a debt. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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payment — I (act of paying) noun acquittal, acquittance, amortization, amortizement, clearance, compensation, defrayal, defrayment, disbursement, discharge of a debt, expenditure, liquidation, outlay, quittance, receipt in full, reckoning, recompense,… … Law dictionary
payment — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. paiement, from paiier (see PAY (Cf. pay) (v.)) … Etymology dictionary
payment — [n] fee; installment of fee acquittal, advance, alimony, amends, amortization, amount, annuity, award, bounty, cash, defrayal, defrayment, deposit, disbursement, discharge, down, fee, hire, indemnification, outlay, part, paying, pay off, pension … New thesaurus
payment — ► NOUN 1) the action of paying or the process of being paid. 2) an amount paid or payable … English terms dictionary
payment — [pā′mənt] n. 1. a paying or being paid 2. something that is paid 3. penalty or reward … English World dictionary
payment — The amount required to repay a loan, including interest and fees. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * payment pay‧ment [ˈpeɪmənt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE an amount of money that must be or has been paid, or the act of paying it … Financial and business terms
Payment — A payment is the transfer of wealth from one party (such as a person or company) to another. A payment is usually made in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation. The simplest and oldest form of… … Wikipedia
payment — noun 1 paying/being paid ADJECTIVE ▪ immediate (esp. BrE), prompt ▪ late ▪ penalties for late payment of tax ▪ early (esp. BrE) ▪ … Collocations dictionary
payment — The fulfilment of a promise, or the performance of an agreement. A discharge of an obligation or debt, and part payment, if accepted, is a discharge pro tanto. In a more restricted legal sense payment is the performance of a duty, promise, or… … Black's law dictionary
payment — pay|ment W1S2 [ˈpeımənt] n 1.) an amount of money that has been or must be paid ▪ You can make a payment in any bank. ▪ Employees may occasionally receive bonus payments . ▪ The country cannot meet the payments on its £80 billion foreign debt. ▪… … Dictionary of contemporary English