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|Noun||1.||defrayment - the act of paying money|
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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
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
tribute - payment by one nation for protection by another
underpayment - the act of paying less than required