per diem

per diem
I. adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin Date: 1520 by the day ; for each day II. adjective Date: 1809 1. based on use or service by the day ; daily 2. paid by the day III. noun (plural per diems) Date: 1812 1. a daily allowance 2. a daily fee

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  • per diem — per di·em 1 /pər dē əm, dī / adv [Latin]: by the day: for each day paid per diem per diem 2 adj 1: based on use or service by the day per diem compensation 2 …   Law dictionary

  • Per diem — Per diem, is Latin for per day or for each day . It usually refers to the daily rate of any kind of payment. It may also refer to a specific amount of money that an organization allows an individual to spend per day, to cover living and… …   Wikipedia

  • per diem — per di‧em [pə ˈdiːəm ǁ pər ] adjective formal for each day: • Our consultants earn a per diem rate of $1,600. per diem adverb * * * Ⅰ. per diem UK US adjective FORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • per diem — per di|em1 [pə ˈdi:əm US pər ] n AmE 1.) an amount of money that an employer pays a worker for each day that is worked 2.) an amount of money that a worker is allowed to spend when doing his or her job, for example on a business trip ▪ a per diem …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • per diem — 1510s, Latin, lit. by the day, from per (see PER (Cf. per)) + diem, accusative singular of dies day (see DIURNAL (Cf. diurnal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Per diem — Per di em [L.] By the day; substantively (chiefly U. S.), an allowance or amount of so much by the day. Also used adjectivally; as, a per diem allowance. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Per diem — Per Per, prep. [L. Cf. {Far}, {For }, {Pardon}, and cf. {Par}, prep.] Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Per diem — (du latin qui signifie « par jour »), parfois perdieme en un mot, est une indemnité perçue par l’expatrié pour lui permettre de vivre dans un pays étranger au sien. Même si « per diem » veut dire « par jour », elle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • per diem — per di|em [ pər diem ] adverb VERY FORMAL used after an amount of money to mean for each day : a fee of $250 per diem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • per diem —    (per DEE em) [Latin] By the day; each day. An allowance for each day’s incidental expenses, especially those incurred while working away from the home office.    The hearings will be held before a hearing officer whose per diem payments may be …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • per diem — [pər dē′əm, dī′əm] adv., adj., n. [L] 1. by the day 2. daily 3. paid by the day ☆ 4. a daily allowance, as for expenses …   English World dictionary

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