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

Definition of payable

1 : that may, can, or must be paid

Examples of payable in a Sentence

She charges her patients $3,000, payable in installments. keep the bills payable separate from the receipts
Recent Examples on the Web The deal for the All-Star rookie includes a $15.3 million signing bonus payable within 60 days and salaries of $4 million next year, $10 million and $18 million annually from 2025-29. Tim Booth, ajc, 27 Aug. 2022 Previously, families were eligible for up to $300 a month payable in six monthly installments with the remainder claimed at tax time. Leada Gore |, al, 11 July 2022 Autographed copies of Arnoff’s book will be available at $20 per copy (payable in cash or check only). cleveland, 6 May 2022 The company also declared a 30-cent-per-share dividend payable at the end of the current quarter. Will Feuer, WSJ, 4 May 2022 For payment, submit a check or money order made payable to: Registration Fee Trust. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 29 Aug. 2022 Checks should be payable to NOHS Class of ‘70 and include the names of those attending. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 19 July 2022 JetBlue will acquire Spirit for $33.50 per share in cash, including a prepayment of $2.50 per share in cash payable once Spirit stockholders approve the transaction. CBS News, 28 July 2022 The deal announced Thursday would pay Spirit shareholders $33.50 per share in cash, including a prepayment of $2.50 per share in cash payable upon Spirit stockholders' approval of the transaction — even before the deal closes. Chris Isidore, CNN, 28 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of payable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Payable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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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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