Definitions

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  • n. The payment of charges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Payment of charges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of defraying; payment, as of a charge or costs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of paying money

Etymologies

defray +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Able specialists are ready to serve the national interests in such capacity without personal profit or other compensation than the defrayment of expenses actually incurred, and this a comparatively small annual appropriation would suffice to meet.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The little hoard that by the sharpest economy the frugal girl had contrived to save from her earnings was placed in the doctor's hands without reserve, to be appropriated, first to the purchase of an outfit, and next to the defrayment of the general expenses of the campaign.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • Let the traitor pay with his life’s defrayment that which he attempted with so lascivious a desire.

    The Fourth Book. VII. Wherein Is Prosecuted the History of the Curious-Impertinent

  • This entertainment, either through spite or through wanton extravagance, was turned by those to whom the management of it was assigned into a great occasion of feasting for all the inhabitants of the town; and for defrayment of the expenses thus incurred a claim for more than 1200_l. was afterwards made upon Lord Cochrane.

    The Life of Thomas Lord Cochrane

  • Business Champion also gathered that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, has directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to speed up defrayment of all outstanding subsidy claims submitted by the marketers in order to address their grouses about the deregulation process and win their support.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Some insurance plans incorporate the benefits of specific defrayment of expenses during maternity or medical termination of pregnancy.

    Shaister Miester Do Da

  • A] This entertainment, either through spite or through wanton extravagance, was turned by those to whom the management of it was assigned into a great occasion of feasting for all the inhabitants of the town; and for defrayment of the expenses thus incurred a claim for more than 1200_l. _ was afterwards made upon Lord Cochrane.

    The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. Vol. I

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