The definition of a salary is a regular fixed payment that a person earns for performing work during a specific period of time.(noun)
An example of salary is the fixed salary of $100,000 a year paid to a doctor.
See salary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. salaries
Origin: ME salarie < L salarium, orig., money for salt (as part of Roman soldier's pay) < sal, salt
See salary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. sal·a·ries
Origin: Middle English salarie
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin salārium, money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt
Origin: , from neuter of salārius, pertaining to salt
Origin: , from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.
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