Pay"ment (?), n. [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]
The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.
No man envieth the payment of a debt.
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.
© Webster 1913.