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Dictionary Definition



1 the final payment of a debt [syn: final payment]
2 payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment [syn: bribe]
3 the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%" [syn: return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield]
4 a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward" [syn: wages, reward]

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Extensive Definition

Payoff may refer to:
payoff in Dutch: Payoff
payoff in Japanese: ペイオフ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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