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payment

[pey-muh nt] /ˈpeɪ mənt/
noun
1.
something that is paid; an amount paid; compensation; recompense.
2.
the act of paying.
3.
reward or punishment; requital.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, variant of paiement < Middle French. See pay1, -ment
Related forms
propayment, adjective
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  • In some countries, such bribes are considered taxdeductible payments.
  • He sends letters to people informing them that they owe further payments on their taxes.
  • Therefore interest payments and depreciation on finance leases is deductible.
  • Often there were arbitrary tests to judge the worthiness of their tax payments.
  • They are typically used to pay rent, mortgage or other fixed regular payments.
British Dictionary definitions for payments

payment

/ˈpeɪmənt/
noun
1.
the act of paying
2.
a sum of money paid
3.
something given in return; punishment or reward
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Word Origin and History for payments

payment

n.

late 14c., from Old French paiement (13c.), from paiier (see pay (v.)).

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