pay-roll

payroll

[pey-rohl]
noun
1.
a list of employees to be paid, with the amount due to each.
2.
the sum total of these amounts.
3.
the actual money on hand for distribution: The bandits got away with the payroll.
4.
the total number of people employed by a business firm or organization.
verb (used with object)
5.
to fund or subsidize: to be payrolled by the State Department.

Origin:
1765–75; pay1 + roll

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payroll (ˈpeɪˌrəʊl)
 
n
1.  a list of employees, specifying the salary or wage of each
2.  a.  the total of these amounts or the actual money equivalent
 b.  (as modifier): a payroll tax

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payroll
1740, from pay (v.) + roll (n.); "total amount paid to employees over a period," hence, via records-keeping, "list of employees receiving pay."
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