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Noun1.defrayment - 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
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at macroeconomic level--generated by defrayment of the cost of (fiscal) enticements set up for R&D development can be unsustainable, or disproportionately high, if measured against 'quantity' obtained research and development (e.g.
The DOTr and the MRT-3 management said that they had extended assistance to Mar's family, including the defrayment of medical and funeral expenses.
Burn injuries, especially above first-degree burn injuries, still remain a major problem: high treatment defrayment, mortality, and morbidity, as well as a long duration of hospitalization, resulting in patients becoming prone to nosocomial infection.