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Webster 1913 Edition


Payment

Pay′ment

,
Noun.
[F.
payment
,
paiement
. See
Pay
to requite.]
1.
The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.
No man envieth the
payment
of a debt.
Bacon.
2.
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.
Shak.
3.
Punishment; chastisement.
[R.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Payment

PA'YMENT

,
Noun.
The act of paying, or giving compensation.
1.
The thing given in discharge of a debt or fulfillment of a promise.
2.
Reward; recompense.
3.
Chastisement; sound beating. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


payment

payment

English

Noun

payment (countable and uncountable, plural payments)

  1. (uncountable) The act of paying.
  2. (countable) A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.
    • 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.

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