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English citations of instalment

  1. (English noun)
    • portion of a debt
      • 1843 Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 4, Abbot Hugo
        How to quiet your insatiable Jew? Hugo, for this couple of hundreds, grants the Jew his bond for Four hundred payable at the end of four years. At the end of four years there is, of course, still no money; and the Jew now gets a bond for Eight hundred and eighty pounds, to be paid by instalments, Four-score pounds every year. Here was a way of doing business!