Definitions

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  • n. Payment exceeding the amount actually due

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A payment in excess of what is just or required.

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

  • n. a payment larger than needed or expected
  • n. the act of paying too much

Etymologies

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over- +‎ payment

Examples

  • Frankly, I'm wondering where this vaunted overpayment is going, because as far as I can tell, it disappears every month between DFAS (The Defense Finance and Accounting Service) and my bank account.

    Military Pay

  • Online advertising, because it charges based on how many clicks you actually get rather than how many clicks you hope you can get, is wiping out that overpayment, which is in turn wiping out the information sources that survived on that overpayment.

    Don Draper: Scourge of business, hero of information

  • "I am indeed relieved, but have always been confident that the findings would prove that the overpayment was a systematic and technical error and not an act of corruption or theft on my part, as inferred by the DA," said Rasool.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The overpayment was the result of unclear guidance on how increases in postal salaries affected pension contributions after USPS absorbed the Post Office Department in 1971, officials said.

    GovExec.com Top News

  • You also say the overpayment was a JPA processing error.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del., said although the overpayment is a small part of the Postal

    GovExec.com Top News

  • The overpayment was the result of changes in the teacher retirement fund, said Kaminke.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

  • The overpayment is the latest in a series of fiscal errors or overspending Medicaid in North Carolina this decade.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • They say the overpayment is a mistake that resulted from bad legal advice from a third-party attorney.

    KUOW 94.9 Puget Sound Public Radio

  • Kinda like the class action suit against MD BCBS for "overpayment" of premiums.

    A Swindle, not a Joke, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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