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dation en paiement

da·tion en paie·ment \ˈdā-shən-en-ˈpā-mənt, dȧ-ˈsyȯⁿ-äⁿ-pā-ˈmäⁿ\
  1. :  a mode of discharging a debt by the debtor's giving to the creditor with the creditor's consent something that satisfies the debt but differs from the form of payment originally called for by the debt —called also giving in payment

Origin and Etymology of dation en paiement

French, literally, act of giving in payment


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