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per diem

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adverb per di·em \(ˌ)pər-ˈdē-əm, -ˈdī-\

Definition of per diem

  1. :  by the day :  for each day

Examples of per diem in a Sentence

  1. Employees will be given $20 per diem for expenses.

Origin and Etymology of per diem

Medieval Latin


First Known Use: 15th century


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per diem

adjective per di·em

Definition of per diem

  1. 1 :  based on use or service by the day :  daily

  2. 2 :  paid by the day

1765

First Known Use of per diem

1765


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per diem

noun per di·em

Definition of per diem

plural

per diems

  1. 1 :  a daily allowance

  2. 2 :  a daily fee

Examples of per diem in a Sentence

  1. He received a $30 per diem for food.

1812

First Known Use of per diem

1812


PER DIEM Defined for English Language Learners

per diem

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adverb

Definition of per diem for English Language Learners

  • : for each day : per day

per diem

noun

Definition of per diem for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money given to someone for daily expenses (such as food or fuel)


Law Dictionary

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per diem

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adverb per di·em \pər-ˈdē-əm, -ˈdī-\

Legal Definition of per diem

  1. :  by the day :  for each day paid per diem

Origin and Etymology of per diem

Latin


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per diem

adjective per di·em

Legal Definition of per diem

  1. 1 :  based on use or service by the day per diem compensation

  2. 2 :  paid or calculated by the day per diem interest


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per diem

noun per di·em

Legal Definition of per diem

  1. 1 :  a daily allowance received a per diem for expenses

  2. 2 :  a daily fee paid a per diem for maintenance of the equipment

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