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fixed charge

an expense that cannot be modified.
a periodic obligation, as taxes, interest on bonds, etc.
fixed charges, such charges as depreciation, rent, interest, etc., arising out of the maintenance of fixed assets.
Origin of fixed charge
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In the same year began his system of “hotel-coupons,” providing accommodation at a fixed charge.

  • There's the fixed charge for manicuring in the first place and then there's the tip.

    Cobb's Anatomy Irvin S. Cobb
  • You will trim your expenses a little closer, and your business will thus benefit by having this fixed charge.

    Dollars and Sense Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  • The Government gives an annual subsidy, and then claims the right to the vessel at a fixed charge in case of emergency.

    The Flags of the World F. Edward Hulme
  • By a later decree, this pension is declared a fixed charge against the salary of the chief pilot and his successors.

    Amerigo Vespucci Frederick A. Ober
  • The old saeter-woman made no fixed charge, and appeared not to want to take any money.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • To it all the occupiers of his land must bring their grain and pay a fixed charge for its grinding.

  • When you came to pay the servants, how would you like it if each of the men and maids had a fixed charge?

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • On payment of a fixed charge, any member should be able to hear just as much of the piece or Opera as he might require.

  • It was indeed a blanket rate, like the fixed charge of two cents for postage.

British Dictionary definitions for fixed charge

fixed charge

an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company
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