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Definition of the noun payment

What does payment mean as a name of something?

Payment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: payments

  1. a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • antonym: nonpayment
    • more generic word: cost = the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
    • more specific terms:
  2. the act of paying money
  3. an act of requiting; returning in kind

Alternative definition of the noun payment


  1. [uncountable] The act of paying.
  2. [countable] A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.


Payment: A payment is the transfer of an item of value from one party to another in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation.

Phrases with Payment

Phrases starting with the word Payment:

  1. payment rate
  2. Payment Service
  3. Payment schedule

Phrases ending with the word Payment:

  1. Back Payment
  2. down payment
  3. Piti Payment
  4. stop payment
  5. final payment
  6. token payment
  7. Grease Payment
  8. rate of payment
  9. regular payment
  10. support payment
  11. deferred payment
  12. medicare payment
  13. order of payment
  14. Pittance Payment
  15. transfer payment
  16. Dation in Payment
  17. immediate payment

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Payment

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Google previewMore Money, Please (2013)

The Financial Secrets You Never Learned in School by Scott Gamm

The minimum payment is the amount you must pay to avoid a late fee. Each credit card issuer...

payment means you're now in debt. In fact, the...

Google previewHow to Survive and Thrive in the Merchant Services Industry (2003)

approaching the level that makes even relatively small purchases with electronic payment means feasible. Such non-paper exchanges can now have a cost advantage over checks. Lack of consumer acceptance has impeded the spread of ...

Google previewThe Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and EU Law (2009)

Volume II: Contracts in General by Petri Mäntysaari

Payment is the standard way to perform monetary obligations. Commercial payments are usually made into a bank account, as notes and coins have been replaced by information. There are several basic legal questions ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Payment Order/Remittance Advice Insurance companies, third-party administrators, payroll service providers, and internal payroll departments use to transmit premium payment information. 834 Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance ...

Google previewA popular dictionary of parochial law & taxation (1834)

and of the duties of parish offficers alphabetically arranged : comprising assessed taxes; poor and church rares; highway rates;... and generally all information likely to be serviceable to parochial authorities or sought for by parishioners and rate-payers by John Henry Brady, James N. Mahon

First, a real composition is when an agreement is Composition- made between the owner of the lands, and the parson or the vicar, with the consent of the ordinary or patron, that such lands for the future shall be discharged from payment of ...

Google previewThe Cabinet Lawyer, or a popular digest of the Laws of England ... with the criminal law. Also, a dictionary of law terms, etc. With a preface signed J. W., i.e. John Wade (1830)

by J. W.

creditor, (such payment not being a fraudulent preference of such creditor,) as well as all payments to the bankrupt, before the date and issuing of the commission, shall be deemed valid, notwithstanding any prior act of bankruptcy, of which the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2008)

by Edmund Heery, Mike Noon

wage Payment for work within an employment relationship. The wage can consist of a number of elements including the basic wage or salary, supplementary payments, and bonuses. Payment of wages can be made at a variety of intervals, ...

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Sign language

Care Act - Deferred Payment Agreements (British Sign Language)

Material produced by Department of Health, UK.

Quotes about Payment

A promise is nothing but an advance payment of fulfilment, a hint at it. (Gabriel Liiceanu)
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Scrabble value of P3A1Y4M3E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of PAYMENT

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