instalments'

installment

1 [in-stawl-muhnt]
noun
1.
any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times: to pay for furniture in monthly installments.
2.
a single portion of something furnished or issued by parts at successive times: a magazine serial in six installments.
Also, instalment.


Origin:
1725–35; in-2 + obsolete (e)stallment, equivalent to estall to arrange payment on an installment plan (perhaps < Anglo-French) + -ment

reinstalment, noun
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installment

2 [in-stawl-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of installing.
2.
the fact of being installed; installation.
Also, instalment.


Origin:
1580–90; install + -ment

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installment
"act of installing," 1589, from install. Meaning "arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times" is from 1732, alteration of Anglo-Norm. estaler "fix payments," from O.Fr. estal "fixed position," from O.H.G. stal "standing place." Fig. sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest"
is from 1823.
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