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pay as you earn. Unabridged
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  • Which vowe Ionas now tawght with experice / promiseth to PAYE.

  • But I wil sacrifice vn to the with the voce of thankesgeuinge / & will PAYE that I have vowed / that sauinge cometh of the lorde.

  • So whan he had lerned the art, he made no haste to PAYE his teacher, wherfore hys mayster sued hym.

  • They "ordered him to PAYE the costs off the plaintiff's attendance, and keepe a civill tongue in his heade."

  • Naye that is not so for he was able inoughe, but as he thought it better neuer to PAYE his dettes.Bea.

    Two Dyaloges (c. 1549) Desiderius Erasmus
  • But the tradition of this elaborate ornamentation has been religiously preserved by the PAYE or medicine-man of the tribe.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • Perhaps 'paid and not sold, PAYE pas vendu:' as poor Rivarol, in the unhappier converse way, calls himself 'sold and not paid!'

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for PAYE


abbreviation (in Britain and New Zealand)
pay as you earn; a system by which income tax levied on wage and salary earners is paid by employers directly to the government
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