pay·​able | \ ˈpā-ə-bəl How to pronounce payable (audio) \

Definition of payable

1 : that may, can, or must be paid

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Examples of payable in a Sentence

She charges her patients $3,000, payable in installments. keep the bills payable separate from the receipts

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Yes, that would be viewed by the Internal Revenue Service as a direct transfer, as long as the check is made payable to the charity and not the account holder. Glenn Ruffenach, WSJ, "It’s Time to Rethink the Meaning of Estate Plans," 18 Oct. 2018 Any individual, organization or groups able to assist in this effort are requested to make checks payable to: Payless Back-to-School Shoe Program and are fully tax deductible. Courant Community, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 2 July 2018 Entry fee is $5, payable at the door, but please RSVP to reserve your ticket by contacting Calvary Lutheran at 410-489-5280 or Jennifer at Kerry Plummer,, "Dancing for better health [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]," 6 July 2018 There will be a $5 per person non-refundable materials fee, payable within seven days of your registration. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 1 May 2018 The language appeared to apply to cases in which an award of at least $30 million would be payable under current rules. Henry Cutter, WSJ, "SEC Seeks Right to Cut Whistleblower Bounties," 28 June 2018 Checks can be made payable to and sent to Partners With Paws, P.O. Box 277, Oberlin, OH 44074 or call 440-897-8696 with your credit card information. Julie A. Short/special To,, "New upscale-casual bar, restaurant opens in Avon Lake: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 7 Jan. 2018 To get extended supervision, Ramirez ordered him to pay $1,150 payable to the Waukesha narcotics and vice unit and $268 in court costs. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis man get 6 years in prison for selling heroin that killed 20-year-old," 11 July 2018 To register, mail the registration form along with a $40 check made payable to AHM: AHM Youth Services, Attn: FRC, 25 Pendleton Dr., Hebron, CT 06248. Courant Community, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of payable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of payable

: possible or necessary to pay


pay·​able | \ ˈpā-ə-bəl How to pronounce payable (audio) \

Kids Definition of payable

: that may, can, or must be paid Rent is payable monthly.



Legal Definition of payable

: that may, can, or must be paid

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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