Pay"ment (?), n. [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.]

 

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