payable

adjective

pay·​able ˈpā-ə-bəl How to pronounce payable (audio)
1
: that may, can, or must be paid
2

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 Finder's fees may be payable on a portion of the Offering. Kansas City Star, 4 June 2024 New flight attendants—faced with low starting wages, long days with relatively fewer payable hours, and no opportunity to renegotiate wages on their contacts since 2019, even while inflation has been steadily rising—need to weather a lot of turbulence en route to a financially stable career path. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 21 May 2024 At March 31, 2024, the Company had $0.3 million in cash and an outstanding payable balance of $0.5 million against its line of credit. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 14 May 2024 Cost is $7 per person, payable by cash or check the day of the workshop. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for payable 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of payable was in the 14th century

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“Payable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payable. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

payable

adjective
pay·​able ˈpā-ə-bəl How to pronounce payable (audio)
: that may, can, or must be paid
accounts payable

Legal Definition

payable

adjective
pay·​able
: that may, can, or must be paid

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