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payable

[pey-uh-buh l] /ˈpeɪ ə bəl/
adjective
1.
to be paid; due:
a loan payable in 30 days.
2.
capable of being or liable to be paid.
4.
Law. imposing an immediate obligation on the debtor.
noun
5.
an amount, bill, etc., that is to be paid.
6.
payables, the accounts payable of a business:
Payables are now handled by our computer.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see pay1, -able
Related forms
payability, payableness, noun
payably, adverb
unpayable, adjective
unpayably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unpayable

payable

/ˈpeɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
(often foll by on) to be paid payable on the third of each month
2.
that is capable of being paid
3.
capable of being profitable
4.
(of a debt) imposing an obligation on the debtor to pay, esp at once
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Word Origin and History for unpayable

payable

adj.

late 14c., "to be paid," from pay (v.) + -able or from Old French paiable.

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