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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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British Dictionary definitions for propayment

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 propayment

payment

n.

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

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