payout

noun
pay·out | \ˈpā-ˌau̇t \

Definition of payout 

: the act of paying out : payoff

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That was still enough to land him or her a $2 million payout. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Texan claims $2 million Powerball prize," 9 July 2018 However, Bauer Media appealed the ruling and a court slashed the $3.5 million payout to $454,000 earlier this month. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson ordered by Australian court to pay back $3.1M to magazine publisher," 27 June 2018 The father of two decided to take the $183 million cash payout and remain in his New Jersey hometown. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "He returned a bottle of orange juice - and picked up a winning $315 million lottery ticket," 10 June 2018 The father of two decided to take the $183 million cash payout and remain in his New Jersey home town. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "He returned a bottle of orange juice — and picked up a winning $315 million lottery ticket," 9 June 2018 But the accord allows for the $142 million payout to be increased if enough customers file claims. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Judge approves a $142-million settlement over the Wells Fargo accounts scandal, calling it 'rough justice'," 30 May 2018 Her 2005 civil suit against him was settled in 2006 with a $3.4 million payout to her, a secret revealed for the first time at the retrial by Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele in his opening statement. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Bill Cosby retrial, Day 12: Wife Camille appears in court as closing arguments begin," 24 Apr. 2018 The $7 million payout to the family of Ernest Atencio will be split between the risk-management funds of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Correctional Health Services, which provides medical care for the county's inmates. Megan Cassidy, azcentral, "After recent $7 million settlement, a look at 5 other payouts from Arpaio-era jail deaths," 9 Mar. 2018 In the past 18 months, the S&P 500 index has returned an average -0.3%, including dividend payouts, on days with shock announcements on trade. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Xiaomi Defies Skeptics to Rally in Opening Week," 13 July 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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payout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of payout

: a usually large amount of money that is given to someone

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