Salary meaning

sălə-rē, sălrē
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Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
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A fixed payment at regular intervals for services, esp. when clerical or professional.
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The definition of a salary is a regular fixed payment that a person earns for performing work during a specific period of time.

An example of salary is the fixed salary of $100,000 a year paid to a doctor.

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A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
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(obsolete) Saline.
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To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
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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")

    From Wiktionary