installment in*stall"ment, instalment in*stal"ment, n. 1. The act of installing; installation. [1913 Webster]

Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The seat in which one is placed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . . Each fair installment, coat, and several crest With loyal blazon, evermore be blest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are made payable at different times; that portion of a debt payed back in any one payment; as, the next installment is due January first. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times being often definitely stipulated. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. a part of a broadcast serial. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: episode. [WordNet 1.5]

5. a part of a published serial. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • installment — in·stall·ment n: one of the parts into which a debt is divided when payment is made at intervals installment adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. installment …   Law dictionary

  • installment — UK US /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/ noun [C or U] US ► COMMERCE INSTALMENT(Cf. ↑instalment) …   Financial and business terms

  • installment — act of installing, 1580s, from INSTALL (Cf. install) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times is from 1732, alteration of Anglo Norm. estaler fix payments, from O.Fr. estal fixed position, from O.H.G.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • installment — [n] part, section chapter, division, earnest, episode, partial payment, payment, portion, repayment, token; concepts 344,835 Ant. whole …   New thesaurus

  • installment — installment1 [in stôl′mənt] n. [altered (infl. by INSTALL) < estallment < estall, to arrange payments for < OFr estaler, to stop, fix < estal, a halt, place < OHG stal: see STALL1] 1. any of the parts of a debt or other sum of… …   English World dictionary

  • installment — I. noun also instalment Date: 1589 installation 1 II. noun also instalment Etymology: alteration of earlier estallment payment by installment, from estall to arrange payments by installment, from Anglo French estaler, from estal station, stall,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • installment — noun /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/ a) The act of installing; installation. Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law. Milton. b) A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are… …   Wiktionary

  • installment — in|stall|ment [ ın stɔlmənt ] noun count 1. ) one of several payments that an amount of money is divided into, so that you do not have to pay the whole amount at one time: When is the next installment due? in installments: We paid for the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • installment — installment1 /in stawl meuhnt/, n. 1. any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times: to pay for furniture in monthly installments. 2. a single portion of something furnished or issued …   Universalium

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