salary

[sal-uh-ree]
noun, plural salaries.
a fixed compensation periodically paid to a person for regular work or services.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English salarie < Anglo-French < Latin salārium salt money. See sal, -ary

salaryless, adjective

1. salary, celery ; 2. salary, wages.


See pay1.
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salary (ˈsælərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  Compare wage a fixed regular payment made by an employer, often monthly, for professional or office work as opposed to manual work
 
vb , -ries, -ries, -rying, -ried
2.  (tr) to pay a salary to
 
[C14: from Anglo-Norman salarie, from Latin salārium the sum given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from sal salt]

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salary
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. salarie (c.1280), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium "salary, stipend," originally "soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt," from neut. of adj. salarius "pertaining to salt," from sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see salt). Japanese sarariman "male salaried
worker," lit. "salary-man," is from Eng. The verb meaning "to pay a regular salary to" is attested from late 15c.
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Example sentences
Exploit the loopholes in the salary cap so that you spend more money than other
  teams.
At retirement a bonus of around three times the final annual salary is paid in
  a lump sum.
They might be counting signing bonuses as part of the first year salary in some
  places, and in some places not.
Payments under such schemes are usually made separately from regular salary
  payments.
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