back pay

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back pay
pay received by an employee from an increase awarded retrospectively

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Main Entry:  back pay
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a payment due for previously done work; also, salary overdue from a past pay period. Also written backpay; also called back payment, back salary, back wages
Etymology:  1804-09's 21st Century Lexicon
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