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tr.v. pre·paid, pre·pay·ing, pre·pays
To pay or pay for beforehand.

pre·pay′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prepayment - payment in advance
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
دَفْع الأجْرَة مقدَّما
platba předem
elõre fizetés
platba vopred
önceden/peşin ödeme


[ˈpriːˈpeɪmənt] Npago m por adelantado, pago m anticipado



(priːˈpei) past tense, past participle ˌpreˈpaid verb
to pay in advance.
ˌpreˈpayment noun
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OFGEM is to cap the amount suppliers can charge customers for installing a prepayment meter under warrant at PS150 and ban the costs altogether for the most vulnerable.
Eskom finds the assertions that the prepayment made to Tegeta was a loan pure nonsense; it is based on no facts but fiction.
Yet households that use prepayment meters, who would benefit the most because they're paying the most, are excluded.
Ecotricity, which sources green electricity, doesn't charge prepayment meter customers more than others.
The rise of prepayment deals has been pioneered by Russian companies.
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First American CoreLogic's lending mortgage databases track the delinquency and prepayment performance of 50 million active individual mortgage payments per month, and provide loan-level information on 96 percent of non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS).
She claims new European legislation will ban "unfair" charges for households that use prepayment meters instead of paying by direct debt.
COVENTRY MP Jim Cunningham is calling for an investigation into poor people being overcharged for their energy bills if they use prepayment meters.
The National Housing Federation wants Energy Action Week, launched yesterday, to lead to action against higher tariffs for electricity and gas prepayment meters.
Moreover, subprime loans often include prepayment penalties that extend farther into the future than those on prime loans.
A prepayment made as an "advance payment of tax," however, will be returned only if the taxpayer follows the Service's procedures for claiming a refund.