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Meaning of payment by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • enPR: pāmĕnt, IPA: /ˈpeɪ̯mənt/, X-SAMPA: /"peI_^m@nt/


    payment ( countable and uncountable; plural: payments )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of paying .
    2. ( countable ) A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services .

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Explanation of payment by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of paying money

    2. an act of requiting

    3. a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

    Definition of payment by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Payment n. [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]
      1. The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.

      No man envieth the payment of a debt. Bacon.

      2. That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return. Shak.

      3. Punishment; chastisement. [R.]