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tr.v. de·frayed, de·fray·ing, de·frays
To undertake the payment of (costs or expenses); pay.

[French défrayer, from Old French desfrayer : des-, de- + *frai, expense (from Latin frāctum, from neuter past participle of frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots).]

de·fray′a·ble adj.
de·fray′al n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defrayal - the act of paying money
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
amortisation, amortization - payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
fee splitting - payment (usually by doctors or lawyers) of part of the fee in return for the referral
overpayment - the act of paying too much
prepayment - payment in advance
ransom - payment for the release of someone
repayment, refund - the act of returning money received previously
remuneration - the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses; "adequate remuneration for his work"
rendering - giving in acknowledgment of obligation
outlay, spending, disbursal, disbursement - the act of spending or disbursing money
tribute - payment by one nation for protection by another
underpayment - the act of paying less than required


[dɪˈfreɪəl] defrayment [dɪˈfreɪmənt] Npago m


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