Definition of per diem in English:

per diem

Line breaks: per diem
Pronunciation: /pəː ˈdiːɛm
 
, ˈdʌɪɛm
 
/

adverb& adjective

For each day (used in financial contexts): [as adverb]: he agreed to pay at certain specified rates per diem [as adjective]: they are now demanding a per diem rate

noun

Back to top  
An allowance or payment made for each day: per diems are still allowed for out-of-state legislators
More example sentences
  • The NHL wants to bring down the costs related to the players - salaries, bonuses, per diems, pensions, insurance coverage and other benefits.
  • The second segment was the premium quality market: lines with voyages of one or two weeks, per diems in the $250-300 area and diversified itineraries.
  • Companies are tightening their belts, and business travelers are looking for ways to maximize their per diems.

Origin

early 16th century: Latin.

Definition of per diem in: