An example of an installment is the putting in of a new kitchen.
An example of an installment is a per month payment plan.
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”)