- The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation."No man envieth the payment of a debt." [Bacon.]
- That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return.
- Punishment; chastisement.(R)
Etymology: F. payment paiement. See Pay to requite