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1. The act or an instance of paying out.
2. A percentage of corporate earnings that is paid as dividends to shareholders.



1. an act or instance of paying or disbursing.
2. money paid or disbursed, as a dividend or winning.


[ˈpeɪaʊt] Npago m; (= share-out) → reparto m; (in competition) → premio m en metálico; (from insurance) → indemnización f


pay-out [ˈpeɪaʊt] n
(to winner)prix m
(to policy-holder)indemnisation fpay packet n (British) (= wages) → paie fpayphone pay phone [ˈpeɪfəʊn] ntéléphone m publicpay raise n (US)augmentation f de salairepay rise n (British)augmentation f de salaire
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Setting up affiliate payouts based on a combination of criteria, such as Affiliate ID, Sub ID and click data, means that each affiliate program can be structured to give affiliates exactly what they are looking for without using up all of the budget.
In spite of stagnant dividend payouts, a number of companies have seen an increase in dividend yields.
Others are designed to preserve capital and make payouts primarily from earnings; these typically have no time frame attached.
Payouts of corporate earnings, whether in the form of dividends or share repurchases, are subject to taxation in most countries.