To pay out

Related to To pay out: Pay Out Ratio
(Naut.) to pass out; hence, to slacken; to allow to run out; as, to pay out more cable. See under Cable.

See also: Pay

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Gareth Madge, director of Joint Legal Services for South Wales Police, said: "The force's decision to pay out does not necessarily equate to any acceptance of liability.
"Some councils seem to be making the cynical calculation that they can afford to pay out compensation, rather than invest in improving pavements.
The NHS is being forced to pay out at least pounds 180 million to people wrongly charged for nursing care.
They aim to iron out big losses by holding back profits in good years to pay out during leaner times.