Definition of payable in English:


Line breaks: pay|able
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪəb(ə)l


  • 1(Of money) required to be paid; due: interest is payable on the money owing
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    • The money was payable as a lump sum, quantified in advance, when it could not be foreseen what damages might have to be paid in the event of an accident.
    • As a general rule in English law, there is no need to give notice if a sum of money is payable on a particular day.
    • There is no tax relief on contributions but no tax is payable on receiving the lump sum.
    due, to be paid, owed, owing; outstanding, unpaid, unsettled, receivable, overdue, undischarged, in arrears, in the red; North American delinquent, past due
  • 2Able to be paid: it costs just $195, payable in five monthly instalments


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  • Debts owed by a business; liabilities: accounts payable (excluding customer refunds and construction payables)
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    • Important clues are also certainly found on the liability side, with unusual increases in account payables or increased debt levels.
    • The secretarial, payroll, payables and receivables employees are typically nonexempt.
    • Get back to basics like inventory control, receivables, payables, and cash flow - all of those boring things that people have nearly forgotten about in the new economy.

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