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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A single sum of money that serves as complete payment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A relatively large single payment of money often paid and received instead of, or in addition to, a sequence of smaller payments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a single sum paid once in satisfaction of a claim, as contrasted with the alternate choice of several payments over a period of time; -- sometimes allowed, e.g., as an alternative to periodical pension payments for a lifetime.

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

  • n. a complete payment consisting of a single sum of money

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