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or defrayment

[dih-frey-uh l] /dɪˈfreɪ əl/
payment of some or all charges or expenses.
Origin of defrayal
First recorded in 1810-20; defray + -al2
Related forms
predefrayal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This old man is the divine Plato, who, spite of the sublimity of his doctrine, sold oil for the defrayment of his expenses.

    The Visions of Quevedo Dom Francisco de Quevedo
  • The members of the Labour Chambers shall receive daily pay and defrayment of travelling expenses.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle

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