pay·​out | \ ˈpā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce payout (audio) \

Definition of payout

: the act of paying out : payoff

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So drivers with more expensive cars are eligible for larger payouts. Laura Crimaldi,, "Car damaged by a pothole? The city might pay you back," 1 Apr. 2018 With other inmate lawsuits pending, Wisconsin taxpayers could be on the hook for further payouts. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin will pay nearly $19 million to former teen inmate injured in suicide attempt," 20 Mar. 2018 Two tickets sold in California and Missouri matched the numbers for a $1 million payout. The Washington Post,, "Powerball: $457 million winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania," 18 Mar. 2018 Employers can conceal the size of payouts but settlement terms may not make a complainant keep silent about the underlying allegations. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "New for 2019: Laws on Guns, Harassment, Cannabis-Spiked Drinks," 2 Jan. 2019 In April 2017, the High Court ordered Khoo to pay Chai a settlement worth more than $85 million, which experts put as one of the biggest divorce payouts in recent history. Tara John/london, Time, "How Britain's 'Diva of Divorce' Wins Bumper Payouts for Spouses of the Super-Rich," 15 Mar. 2018 In short, the agency – which underwrites the national flood insurance program – looks to reduce the risk of future flood insurance payouts. Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle, "Houston City Council clears way for another 40 flood-prone homes to elevate," 14 Feb. 2018 Its payout ratio in 2017 was 99 percent, according to Barclays. Peter Eavis, New York Times, "Banks Are Paying Out Billions to Shareholders. We Put the Numbers in Context.," 29 June 2018 The new contract includes a new tier health insurance, retiree health insurance, pension and sick leave payout structure. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Five Years Without A Contract, West Hartford Police, Town Agree To New Wage, Health Insurance, Pension Plans," 27 June 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of payout

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

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