Definition of payable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpāəb(ə)l/


1(Of money) required to be paid; due: interest is payable on the money owing send a check, payable to the ASPCA
More example sentences
  • 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, owed, owing, outstanding, unpaid, overdue, in arrears, delinquent
2Able to be paid: it costs just $195, payable in five monthly installments


Debts owed by a business; liabilities.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pay·a·ble

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