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From Old French paiement. Equivalent to pay + -ment.
payment (countable and uncountable, plural payments)
- (uncountable) The act of paying.
- (countable) An instance of that act; a sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services, or the transaction that conveys it.
- Hypernym: transaction
- Coordinate terms: credit, debit, withholding, garnishment, billing
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- “ […] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.
- Antonyms: non-payment, nonpayment
Terms derived from payment
the act of paying
a sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services
- English terms derived from Old French
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