Definition of salary in English:


Line breaks: sal¦ary
Pronunciation: /ˈsaləri

noun (plural salaries)

verb (salaries, salarying, salaried)

[with object] archaic Back to top  
  • Pay a salary to: the Chinese system—salary the doctor and stop his pay when you get ill
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    • The Scottish sculptor Michael Noble (who subsequently married the countess) and the psychiatrist Mario Marini were salaried by her as well.
    • The Spanish clergy, which had been deprived of most of its land, was salaried by the state under the Concordat of 1851.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French salarie, from Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier's allowance to buy salt, from sal 'salt'.

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