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Miscellaneous payments - thesaurus

Synonyms

payment

noun

an amount of money that you pay or receive

advance

noun

an amount of money that is paid to someone before the usual time

premium

noun

an amount of money paid in addition to the usual amount

prepayment

noun

money that you pay before you can use a service

down payment

noun

a first payment that you make when you are buying something and are going to pay the rest later

payback

noun

payment that you make to someone who has lent you money

settlement

noun

the complete payment of an amount of money that you owe

instalment

noun

one of several payments that an amount is divided into, so that you do not have to pay the whole amount at one time

gratuity

noun

formal a small amount of money that you give to someone to thank them for doing something for you

remittance

noun

formal a payment for goods or services that you send by post

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additionality

noun

a way of paying for a project in which an organization or government gives money to another organization or government only if it also pays part of the cost itself

backhander

noun

Britishinformal money that you pay secretly to someone to make them do what you want

barter

noun

something used as payment in a barter system

bung

noun

Britishinformal money that you give to someone secretly in order to make them do something illegal

comp

noun

informalAmerican compensation that someone receives, for example when they are injured at work

compensation

noun

money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them

compensatory damages

noun

money paid by a court to someone to compensate them for loss, damage, or harm

conditional fee agreement

noun

an agreement between a lawyer and a client to pay a fee only if the action is successful. It is informally called a no win no fee agreement.

consideration

noun

formal a payment for something someone has done for you

contemptuous damages

noun

a very small sum of money, usually as low as one cent or one penny, that a court awards to a winning claimant to show that the case should never have been brought to court

contingency fee

noun

a payment for the services of a lawyer that you make only if the lawyer wins in court

deposit

noun

a first payment that you make when you agree to buy something expensive such as a car or house. The rest of the money that you pay later is called the balance

deposit

noun

an amount of money that you pay when you start to rent something such as a flat or car, that is returned to you when you stop renting it

deposit

noun

in the UK, an amount of money that someone pays to become a candidate in an election. Candidates who do not get many votes do not get their deposit back after the election

derisory damages

noun

contemptuous damages

disbursement

noun

very formal the process of paying money from a fund

exemplary damages

noun

punitive damages

feed-in tariff

noun

a payment made by the government to someone who produces energy that is renewable (= that can be replaced and is never completely used up)

flagfall

noun

Australian a fixed amount of money that you have to pay as soon as you begin a taxi journey, make a phone call, etc

general damages

noun

money paid to an injured party to compensate them for non-economic harm such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress

infusion

noun

the addition of something such as money or a particular quality

injection

noun

the addition of money to a business, a government programme, or someone’s bank account

moneys

noun

formal sums of money

nominal damages

noun

a very small, symbolic amount of money given as compensation to someone who has won a legal case but did not suffer significant loss or damage

non-payment

noun

failure or a refusal to pay for something

payment

noun

the process of paying money

payment in kind

something that you give or receive instead of money

payoff

noun

a payment that you make to someone as part of an agreement so that they do not cause trouble for you

payoff

noun

a payment that you make to someone so that they will do something bad or dishonest for you

payoff

noun

a payment that you make to someone so that they will not do something that will cause you problems, especially by telling people about something bad that you have done

payola

noun

mainly American a secret payment made for this purpose

punitive damages

noun

extra money that a court of law makes someone pay for causing harm to someone. Punitive damages are also known as exemplary damages.

quantum

noun

legal a quantum of damages

quantum of damages

noun

the amount of damages that a person is seeking or that the court has awarded. It is sometimes referred to as quantum.

recompense

noun

formal payment that you give to someone who has done something for you

recompense

noun

formal payment that you give to someone who has suffered injury or loss because of you

restitution

noun

formal payment or services that you provide someone with because you have done something bad or illegal to them

single supplement

noun

an extra amount of money that you have to pay for a hotel room or package holiday if you are alone

someone’s shout

someone’s turn to pay for something, especially drinks

special damages

noun

money paid to an injured party in a legal case for financial losses such as loss of earnings, property damage and medical expenses

subscriber

noun

someone who pays money in order to receive something regularly, for example copies of a newspaper or magazine, or a service

subscription

noun

an arrangement by which people pay subscriptions

supplement

noun

an extra amount of money that you have to pay for special services, especially in a hotel

tariff

noun

British the prices charged in a hotel or restaurant for supplying gas or electricity or for providing a telephone service

trade-in

noun

something such as a car or piece of equipment that you give as part of the payment for something new

underspend

noun

British a situation in which someone spends too little money or spends less than they expected

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