noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English salarie, from Anglo-French, from Latin salarium pension, salary, from neuter of salarius of salt, from sal salt — more at salt Date: 13th century fixed compensation paid regularly for services • salaried adjective

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  • Salary — Sal a*ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salaried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salarying}.] To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — sal·a·ry n pl ries: fixed compensation paid regularly for services sal·a·ried adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. salary …   Law dictionary

  • salary — (n.) mid 14c., compensation, payment, whether periodical, for regular service or for a specific service; from Anglo Fr. salarie (late 13c.), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium salary, stipend, originally soldier s allowance for the purchase of salt …   Etymology dictionary

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, n.; pl. {Salaries}. [F. salaire, L. salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}.] The recompense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — *wage or wages, stipend, pay, hire, emolument, fee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salary — [n] money paid for work done bacon*, bread*, earnings, emolument, fee, hire, income, pay, payroll, recompense, remuneration, scale, stipend, take, take home*, wage, wages; concept 344 Ant. debt …   New thesaurus

  • salary — ► NOUN (pl. salaries) ▪ a fixed regular payment made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white collar worker. ORIGIN Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier s allowance to buy salt, from sal salt …   English terms dictionary

  • salary — [sal′ə rē, sal′rē] n. pl. salaries [ME salarie < L salarium, orig., money for salt (as part of Roman soldier s pay) < sal, SALT] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services, esp. when clerical or professional SYN. WAGE …   English World dictionary

  • salary — Regular wages and benefits an employee receives from an employer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * salary sal‧a‧ry [ˈsæləri] noun salaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES money that you receive as payment from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • salary — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, good, handsome, high, huge, large, top ▪ Top salaries are liable for a higher rate of tax …   Collocations dictionary

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