from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of paying or the state of being paid.
- n. An amount paid: received a large payment.
- n. One's due, reward, or punishment; requital.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of paying.
- n. A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.
- n. 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.
- n. Punishment; chastisement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of paying; the delivery of money as payment, in the course of business.
- n. More specifically, in law, the discharge of a pecuniary obligation by money or what is accepted as the equivalent of a specific sum of money; “the satisfaction, by or in the name of the debtor, to the creditor, of what is due, with the object to put an end to the obligation” (Goudsmit).
- n. The thing given in discharge of a debt or fulfilment of a promise; recompense; requital; reward.
- n. Hence, figuratively, chastisement; punishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
- n. an act of requiting; returning in kind
- n. the act of paying money
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