re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce remuneration (audio) \

Definition of remuneration

1 : something that remunerates : recompense, pay
2 : an act or fact of remunerating

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Our evidence shows remuneration to be most at home in writing that concerns financial matters, especially when large amounts of money-or other forms of compensation-are involved. Whether it's because money denotes numerals, or simply because the "n" and "m" are adjacent to each other on our keyboards, "reMUNeration" appears misspelled as "reNUMeration" to a rather inordinate degree in an electronic database of published periodicals. (Renumeration, a very rare word, means "to enumerate [to count or list] again.") It pays to know that the "-mun-" in remuneration is from Latin munus, meaning "gift," a root it shares with munificent, an adjective which means "very liberal in giving."

Examples of remuneration in a Sentence

She was given generous remunerations for her work. customers who are tardy in their remuneration will be subject to extra charges
Recent Examples on the Web The woman is not pursuing charges or remuneration, though she was bothered by his behavior. Robert Klemko,, "There’s More History to Antonio Brown’s History," 16 Sep. 2019 Executive remuneration should reflect stakeholder responsibility. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "Davos Reset: New Manifesto Issued for World Economic Forum's 50th Anniversary, Updating the Forum's Guiding Document for the Modern Era," 2 Dec. 2019 This is doubly true with disclosure rules on boardroom remuneration likely to become more stringent anyway. Washington Post, "Carlos Ghosn Casts a Dark Shadow Over Corporate Japan," 8 Apr. 2019 The California law prohibits the NCAA from banning a school from competition if its athletes have received remuneration for the use of their name, image, or likeness., "California’s Fair Pay to Play Act was signed into law," 20 Oct. 2019 In statements, the federation chairman, Chris Nikou, called the agreement’s framework, which ties player remuneration to team revenue, unique. Karen Zraick, New York Times, "Australian Women and Men’s Soccer Teams Reach Deal to Close Pay Gap," 6 Nov. 2019 Business magnate Mukesh Ambani, chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries (RIL), has capped his annual remuneration at Rs15 crore for 11 years now. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Guess how many Indians earned over Rs500 crore last financial year," 14 Oct. 2019 Dudley has so far been paid $118.6 million as CEO, BP's latest annual report shows, excluding his remuneration for this year. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Bob Dudley rescued BP from its Deepwater Horizon crisis. His successor may have an even bigger challenge," 4 Oct. 2019 Due to Peugeot’s good performance last year, Tavares received almost 1 million euros towards his pension, or two-thirds of just his base salary.(6) Of course, a pension tends to be only a small part of a CEO’s total remuneration. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Your Boss Doesn’t Need a Ferrari Allowance," 12 Apr. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remuneration.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of remuneration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2020

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“Remuneration.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of remuneration

formal : an amount of money paid to someone for the work that person has done

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