Installment meaning

ĭn-stôlmənt
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The definition of installment is the act of putting something new in, or an installment is one part of something that has multiple parts such as a payment or story.

An example of an installment is the putting in of a new kitchen.

An example of an installment is a per month payment plan.

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A partial payment of a debt scheduled to be made at regular intervals.
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One of a number of successive payments in settlement of a debt.
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Any of the parts of a debt or other sum of money to be paid at regular times over a specified period.
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Any of several parts, as of a serial story, appearing at intervals.
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An installing or being installed; installation.
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Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law. Milton.

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A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are made payable at different times. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times (often equal namely regular, e.g. mensual) being often definitely stipulated.
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A part of a broadcast or published serial.
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Anything that is performed in parts, spread in time.
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Origin of installment

  • Alteration of obsolete estallment from Anglo-Norman from Old French estaler to place, fix from estal place of Germanic origin stel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A 1732 alteration of estallment, from Anglo-Norman estaler (“fix payments”), from Old French estal (“fixed position”), from Old High German stal (“stall", "standing place”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From install, itself from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- + ML stallum 'stall' (from Germanic stal, see below)

    From Wiktionary