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payment

 [pa´ment]
remuneration in exchange for goods or services.
prospective payment payment to a health care facility at a predetermined rate for treatment regardless of the cost of care for a specific individual patient.
third party payment payment of hospital or other health care bills by a source other than the patient; the most common sources are private or governmental insurance. Called also third party reimbursement.

payment

Vox populi A wad of cash given for a service rendered or product received. See Bonus payment, Bundled payment, Pass-through payment, Prospective payment.

payment,

n the performance of a duty or promise; the discharge of a debt or liability by the delivery of money or something else of value.
payment, progress,
n the interim payments by the purchaser of a dental plan contract to the carrier for use as an operating fund. A final accounting is always completed when actual costs are paid.
References in classic literature ?
Ona had a dim recollection of the lawyer telling Szedvilas that his charge was a dollar, which occasioned some debate, and more agony; and then, after they had paid that, too, they went out into the street, her stepmother clutching the deed in her hand.
Well, monsieur, the royal order says this: -- `At sight, I command that there be paid to M.
But now the Prior's hands dropped at his sides and the Prior's head hung upon his shoulder, for not only had he lost all hopes of the land, but he had forgiven the Knight one hundred pounds of his debt and had needlessly paid the man of law fourscore angels.
She had sat up a whole night with the boy who had died, and yet his brother demanded to be paid for his life.
And the high and lofty, heaven-inspired TRANSCONTINENTAL paid five dollars for five thousand words
So, in order to supply everything that was needful, each member of a guild paid what was called "pageant silver.
Three days after the manifesto of President Barbicane $4,000,000 were paid into the different towns of the Union.
The various arts may be doing their own business and benefiting that over which they preside, but would the artist receive any benefit from his art unless he were paid as well?
Screech, do anything--that's what you're paid for, to afford amusement, to give bad art for the populace to howl down.
She had signified, however, her intention of leaving her inheritance between Sir Pitt's second son and the family at the Rectory, and had once or twice paid the debts of Rawdon Crawley in his career at college and in the army.
But what is not common and not familiar (in my experience), is that all these fine things were not only ordered, but paid for.
They should hear what their aunts and uncles have got to say; and Maggie,--when it's me as have paid for half her schooling, she ought to think more of her aunt Pullet than of aunt Moss.