To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
Other Word Forms of Salary
Origin of Salary
Middle English salarie from Anglo-Norman from Latin salārium money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt from neuter of salārius pertaining to salt from sāl salt sal- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin salarium (“salt money, money to buy salt with"), from sal (“salt")
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