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up·front

or up-front  (ŭp′frŭnt′)Informal
adj.
1. Straightforward; frank.
2. Paid or due in advance: upfront cash.
adv. also up front
In advance; beforehand: demanded to be paid up front for the photographs.

up′front′ness n.

up′-front′


adj. Also, up′front′.
1. invested or paid in advance or as beginning capital: an up-front fee of five percent.
2. honest; candid; straightforward.
3. conspicuous or prominent.
adv.
4. in advance; initially: They asked for $1,000 up-front.
Also, up′ front′.
[1965]
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up-front

up front
adjective
1. open, frank, honest, candid, direct, above board You can't help being biased so you may as well be up front about it.
2. advance, initial, introductory up-front charges
adverb
1. in advance, initially, beforehand Some companies charge a fee up front.
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up-front

[ˌʌpˈfrʌnt] (fam)
1. adjfranco/a, aperto/a
upfront payment → pagamento immediato
2. adv (pay) → in anticipo
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The court further allowed IAMCO mediation petitioners to go forward in court, and addressed the petitioners' request for fee shifting for up front arbitration costs associated with statutory claims that affect public interests.
The court further allowed IAMCO mediation petitioners to go forward in court, and addressed petitioners' request for fee shifting for up front arbitration costs associated with statutory claims that affect public interests.