An example of salary is the fixed salary of $100,000 a year paid to a doctor.
Origin of salaryMiddle English salarie ; from Classical Latin salarium, origin, originally , money for salt (as part of Roman soldier's pay) ; from sal, salt
Origin of salaryMiddle English salarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin sal&amacron;rium, money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from neuter of sal&amacron;rius, pertaining to salt, from s&amacron;l, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present salaries, present participle salarying, simple past and past participle salaried)
- To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
(comparative more salary, superlative most salary)
- (obsolete) saline