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Meaning of PAYMENT

Pronunciation:  'peymunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of paying money
  2. [n]  a sum of money paid

PAYMENT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: defrayal, defrayment
 Antonyms: default, evasion, nonpayment, nonpayment, nonremittal
 See Also: amortisation, amortization, benefit, blood money, bonus, bribe, cash, commerce, commercialism, conscience money, cost, credit, deferred payment, deposit, disbursal, disbursement, down payment, fee splitting, final payment, immediate payment, incentive, installment, insurance premium, lump sum, mercantilism, outlay, overpayment, overpayment, payoff, penalty, pittance, premium, prepayment, quittance, ransom, recompense, refund, refund, regular payment, remission, remitment, remittal, remittance, remuneration, rendering, repayment, repayment, residual, reward, royalty, spending, subscription, support payment, token payment, tribute, underpayment, underpayment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pay"ment\, n. [F. payment, paiement. See {Pay} to
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.]

Thesaurus Terms
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