per diem


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per di·em

 (pər dē′əm, dī′əm)
adv.
By the day; per day.
adj.
1. Reckoned on a daily basis; daily.
2. Paid by the day.
n. pl. per diems
An allowance for daily expenses.

[Latin : per, per + diem, accusative of diēs, day.]

per diem

(ˈpɜː ˈdaɪɛm; ˈdiːɛm)
adv
every day or by the day
n
(Commerce)
a. an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working
b. (as modifier): a per-diem allowance.
[from Latin]

per di•em

(pər ˈdi əm, ˈdaɪ əm)
adv.
1. by the day; for each day.
n.
2. a daily allowance, usu. for living expenses, as while traveling in connection with one's job.
adj.
3. paid by the day.
[1510–20; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.per diem - a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)
allowance - a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
Adv.1.per diem - one every day; "we'll save 100 man-hours per diem"
Translations

per diem

[ˈpɜːˈdiːem]
A. ADVpor día
B. N (= allowance) → complemento m para gastos diarios

per diem

advpro Tag
adjpro Tag; the per diem rateder Tagessatz
n (esp US) → Tagessatz m
References in classic literature ?
In Johnston's Physical Atlas, the average rate of the several Atlantic currents is 33 miles per diem (some currents running at the rate of 60 miles per diem); on this average, the seeds of 14/100 plants belonging to one country might be floated across 924 miles of sea to another country; and when stranded, if blown to a favourable spot by an inland gale, they would germinate.
In return for this Schulenberg was to send three meals per diem to Sarah's hall room by a waiter--an obsequious one if possible--and furnish her each afternoon with a pencil draft of what Fate had in store for Schulenberg's customers on the morrow.
Calais was the place of general rendezvous, and at Calais he had named to each of his recruits the hostelry of "Le Grand Monarque," where living was not extravagant, where sailors messed, and where men of the sword, with sheath of leather, be it understood, found lodging, table, food, and all the comforts of life, for thirty sous per diem. D'Artagnan proposed to himself to take them by surprise in flagrante delicto of wandering life, and to judge by the first appearance if he could count on them as trusty companions.
Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months: at last they got so voracious and wild with hunger, that one boy, who was tall for his age, and hadn't been used to that sort of thing (for his father had kept a small cook-shop), hinted darkly to his companions, that unless he had another basin of gruel per diem, he was afraid he might some night happen to eat the boy who slept next him, who happened to be a weakly youth of tender age.
The worthy man told him how, at one period, he and his daughter had supported existence, comfortably upon the sum of fifteen sous per diem; recently, having succeeded in hauling ashore the last floating fragments of the wreck of his fortune, his budget had been a trifle more ample.
It is true, I agreed to be allowed twelve days here, and if I stay more, I must pay three pounds sterling per diem demurrage; nor can I stay upon demurrage above eight days more, and I have been here thirteen already; so that I am perfectly unable to engage in this work unless I would suffer myself to be left behind here again; in which case, if this single ship should miscarry in any part of her voyage, I should be just in the same condition that I was left in here at first, and from which I have been so wonderfully delivered." He owned the case was very hard upon me as to my voyage; but laid it home upon my conscience whether the blessing of saving thirty-seven souls was not worth venturing all I had in the world for.
Signor Pastrini replied that he had only two rooms and a parlor on the third floor, which he offered at the low charge of a louis per diem. They accepted his offer; but wishing to make the best use of the time that was left, Albert started for Naples.
STEP ASIDE"I acknowledge receipt of summons by the EACC relating to alleged utterances I made directed to Hon Esther Passaris, the Nairobi City County Woman Representative over her unpaid per diem for a trip she made to New York in March 2019 despite the county having paid for her air ticket to New York and before that Viena," said Sonko.Mr Sonko said that if EACC finds that he has a case to answer, he will step aside.
"I would prefer that the governor tables evidence showing that I got the per diem twice.
Per diem, on the other hand, is set by statute, and can be changed with a simple majority vote and the governor's signature.
Mr Keorapetse also wanted to know the destinations for the aforementioned external trips, and the total number of days for which per diem was paid.