per diem


1per di·em

adverb \(ˌ)pər-ˈdē-əm, -ˈdī-\

: for each day : per day

Full Definition of PER DIEM

:  by the day :  for each day

Examples of PER DIEM

  1. Employees will be given $20 per diem for expenses.

Origin of PER DIEM

Medieval Latin
First Known Use: 1520

Rhymes with PER DIEM

2per diem

adjective

Definition of PER DIEM

1
:  based on use or service by the day :  daily
2
:  paid by the day

First Known Use of PER DIEM

1809

3per diem

noun

: an amount of money given to someone for daily expenses (such as food or fuel)

plural per diems

Full Definition of PER DIEM

1
:  a daily allowance
2
:  a daily fee

Examples of PER DIEM

  1. He received a $30 per diem for food.

First Known Use of PER DIEM

1812

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