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 is often expressed in numerals, or simply because the "n" and "m" are adjacent to each other on our keyboards, "reMUNeration" often appears misspelled as "reNUMeration." (Renumeration, a very rare word, means "the act of enumerating [counting or listing] 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 Their figurative daughters got that and more – challenges and accolades and remuneration that continue to cascade from Title IX. Mark Inabinett |, al, 23 June 2022 Here, in addition to rebates, the FTC will investigate direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees and spread pricing. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 2 July 2022 Angelica Navarro-DePaz was 40 when she was arrested shortly afterward on a charge of solicitation of capital murder with remuneration. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Apr. 2022 Governance issues such as remuneration frameworks can be linked with ESG, strategically. Samantha Martin-williams, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Another American, former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, was arrested at the same time as Ghosn in Japan and spent three years in jail there, much of it awaiting trial over allegations of false reporting of Ghosn’s remuneration package. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Rio Tinto’s remuneration committee is discussing the degree to which executive bonuses will be determined by the report’s recommendations being implemented, Mr. Stausholm said. Stuart Condie, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2022 Some instances of gun violence result in remuneration following lawsuits. Time, 26 May 2022 For Gen Z, monetary remuneration is not always the sole motivator; the LinkedIn research found that 80% of Gen Z respondents looking to switch jobs were looking for better alignment with their interests or values. Marie Hattar, Forbes, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of remuneration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Remuneration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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